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makepkg-template - package build templating utility

makepkg-template [options]

makepkg-template is a script to ease the work of maintaining multiple similar PKGBUILDs. It allows you to move most of the code from the PKGBUILD into a template file and uses markers to allow in-place updating of existing PKGBUILDs if the template has been changed.

Template files can contain any code allowed in a PKGBUILD. You can think of them like external files included with "." or "source", but they will be inlined into the PKGBUILD by makepkg-template so you do not depend on the template file when building the package.

Markers are bash comments in the form of:

# template start; key=value; key2=value2; ...

and

# template end;

Currently used keys are: name (mandatory) and version. Template names are limited to alphanumerics, "@", "+", ".", "-", and "_". Versions are limited to numbers and ".".

For initial creation there is a one line short cut which does not need an end marker:

# template input; key=value;

Using this short-cut will result in makepkg-template replacing it with start and end markers and the template code on the first run.

Template files should be stored in one directory and filenames should be "$template_name-$version.template" with a symlink "$template_name.template" pointing to the most recent template. If the version is not set in the marker, makepkg-template will automatically use the target of "$template_name.template", otherwise the specified version will be used. This allows for easier verification of untrusted PKGBUILDs if the template is trusted. You verify the non-template code and then use a command similar to this:

diff -u <(makepkg-template -o -) PKGBUILD

Template files may also contain markers leading to nested templates in the resulting PKGBUILD. If you use markers in a template, please set the version you used/tested with in the start/input marker so other people can properly recreate from templates.

-p, --input <build script>
Read the package script build script instead of the default.

-o, --output <build script>

Write the updated file to build script instead of overwriting the input file.

-n, --newest

Always use the newest available template file.

--template-dir <dir>

Change the dir where we are looking for template files. This option may be given multiple times in which case files found in directory given last will take precedence.

pkgname=perl-config-simple
pkgver=4.58
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="simple configuration file class"
arch=('any')
license=('PerlArtistic' 'GPL')
depends=('perl')
source=("http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/S/SH/SHERZODR/Config-Simple-${pkgver}.tar.gz")
md5sums=('f014aec54f0a1e2e880d317180fce502')
_distname="Config-Simple"
# template start; name=perl-module; version=1.0;
_distdir="${_distname}-${pkgver}"
url="https://metacpan.org/release/${_distname}"
options+=('!emptydirs')
build() {
        cd "$srcdir/$_distdir"
        perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=vendor
        make
}
check() {
        cd "$srcdir/$_distdir"
        make test
}
package() {
        cd "$srcdir/$_distdir"
        make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
}
# template end;

makepkg(8), PKGBUILD(5)

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Bugs? You must be kidding; there are no bugs in this software. But if we happen to be wrong, submit a bug report with as much detail as possible at the Arch Linux Bug Tracker in the Pacman section.

Current maintainers:
•Allan McRae <allan@archlinux.org>
•Andrew Gregory <andrew.gregory.8@gmail.com>
•Dan McGee <dan@archlinux.org>
•Dave Reisner <dreisner@archlinux.org>

Past major contributors:

•Judd Vinet <jvinet@zeroflux.org>
•Aurelien Foret <aurelien@archlinux.org>
•Aaron Griffin <aaron@archlinux.org>
•Xavier Chantry <shiningxc@gmail.com>
•Nagy Gabor <ngaba@bibl.u-szeged.hu>

For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the pacman.git repository.

2020-06-25 Pacman 5.2.2