buildarch : This is a variable specific to the ArchStrike PKGBUILD files. You can find more information about this variable on the contribution guide
pkgname : The name of the package.
pkgver : The version number of the package.
pkgrel : The build iteration of the package. Updates to the PKGBUILD without updating the
pkgver means this variable should be bumped by 1.
groups : Groups the package will be in.
arch : Architectures this package is supported on. This defines what the
buildarch variable will be.
pkgdesc : Short description of the package.
url : URL for the package (for example the github page or the website)
license : License of the package. Use
custom for uncommon licenses.
depends : Dependencies of the package.
makedepends : Dependencies for making the package.
source : Source file or git/svn repository link for the package.
sha512sums : Checksums for the source. Use
SKIP for -git or -svn packages. Run
updpkgsums after adding the
source to automatically generate and add sums.
This function generates the
pkgver variable for -git/-svn packages.
pkgver empty while writing the PKGBUILD. Afterwards run
makechrootpkg to generate the real pkgver.
pkgvercannot contain spaces or hyphens (-). Using sed to correct this is common.
A preparation function. We can make changes to the files in this function. A common use is to patch files.
A build function. We build the package source in this function if it needs to be built.
The main function for packaging the source. Here we install the necessary files to the fakeroot.
package()function is the only required function in a PKGBUILD. If you must only copy files into their respective directories to install a program, do not put it in the
build()function, put that in the
namcap on your
PKGBUILD file and your
pkgname.tar.xz after building it. This will uncover common errors. Such as
namcap some-package-x86_64.tar.xz or
You can ignore warnings about the buildarch variable not starting with an underscore
Make sure your package works and installs properly by testing your PKGBUILD in a clean chroot.
pkgname is the same with the folder the package is in.
Don't forget to bump
pkgrel by 1 if a change is made without changing the version of the package (such as a change in the description or groups).