Package Details: fontconfig-git 2.13.91+18+g01e4f08-1

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Package Base: fontconfig-git
Description: A library for configuring and customizing font access (from git)
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: fontconfig
Provides: fontconfig
Submitter: yuyichao
Maintainer: amoka (shoober420)
Last Packager: amoka
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.50
First Submitted: 2013-01-21 03:52
Last Updated: 2019-12-18 19:10

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vorbote commented on 2015-05-31 13:59

Ahhh.... NO! Python is needed *only* if you are using Jam to build freetype or compiling the python extensions, which FYI are a different package. I am definitely not using Jam to compile freetype.

IT is incredibly rude to post a comment and then file an out-of-date notification at the same time. Do you want to maintain this package? You are welcome to it, just ask nicely and you can have it.

Polarina commented on 2015-05-31 08:56

There is a missing build dependency: python2

yuyichao commented on 2013-04-24 01:54

I see no advantage using makepkg to download either

Scimmia commented on 2013-04-24 01:44

Which makes no sense whatsoever in an AUR PKGBUILD.

yuyichao commented on 2013-04-23 21:26

To test different branches.

Scimmia commented on 2013-04-23 21:01

And why, exactly, would you ever do that in a PKGBUILD?

yuyichao commented on 2013-04-23 11:53

No. Switching branches is (relatively) simple although your way will not work both because it has to be run before pkgver() (in order to get the right pkgver) and because a simple `git checkout` is not enough when you have patches.

Yes by switch URL what I really need is switching to a branch that only exists on another URL, and neither `git checkout`, nor anything without switching remote URL, can do that.

Scimmia commented on 2013-04-23 10:56

You're making such a big deal about changing the URL, what are you talking about? Just changing where HEAD is (branch or ref)? Simple, do a "git checkout" in the prepare function. Doing it this was is a bit ridiculous, and pkgver won't even be run.

yuyichao commented on 2013-04-12 22:21

I can fix other things. But still, the main problem is makepkg cannot change the url to fetch sources from without deleting original copy (So I will not use the git url in source array unless this is fixed).

Earnest commented on 2013-04-12 22:14

It sounds like you're trying to apply patches and edit the source which makepkg has downloaded instead of in a local git directory.

At any rate here's my final (personal) PKGBUILD:

PS: Please don't use pkgbase [1] "fontconfig" (this is not a split package, nor would you use this for split packages on the AUR) and please update the maintainer field.