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Describe your packaging workflow here!
## fauno's way
During packaging, I don't usually restart a build from scratch if I have to
make changes to the PKGBUILD. I use a lot of commenting out commands already
ran, `makepkg -R`, etc. When I used `libremakepkg` I ended up using a lot more
`librechroot` and working from inside the unconfigured chroot, because
`makechrootpkg` (the underlying technology for `libremakepkg`) tries to be too
When I started writing `treepkg` I found that mounting what I need directly on
the chroot and working from inside it was much more comfortable and simple than
having a makepkg wrapper doing funny stuff (for instance, mangling makepkg.conf
and breaking everything.)
This is how the chroot is configured:
* Create the same user (with same uid) on the chroot that the one I use regularly.
* Give it password-less sudo on the chroot.
* Bind mount /home to /chroot/home, where I have the abslibre-mips64el clone.
* Bind mount /var/cache/pacman/pkg to /chroot/var/cache/pacman/pkg
* Put these on system's fstab so I don't have to do it everytime
* Configure makepkg.conf to PKGDEST=CacheDir and SRCDEST to something on my home.
* Enter the chroot with `systemd-nspawn -D/chroot` and `su - fauno`.
* From another shell (I use tmux) edit the abslibre or search for updates with
`git log --no-merges --numstat`.
* Pick a package and run `treepkg` from its dir on the chroot, or retake
a build with `treepkg /tmp/package-treepkg-xxxx`. (Refer to doc/treepkg
What this allows:
* Not having to worry about the state of the chroot. `chcleanup` removes and
adds packages in a smart way so shared dependencies stay and others move
along (think of installing and removing qt for a complete kde rebuild).
* Building many packages in a row without recreating a chroot for every one of
* Knowing that any change you made to the chroot stays as you want (no one
touches your makepkg.conf)
* Hability to run regular commands, not through a chroot wrapper. I can `cd` to
a dir and use `makepkg -whatever` on it and nothing breaks.
* No extra code spent on wrappers.