Package Details: python-polib 1.2.0-2

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Package Base: python-polib
Description: A library to manipulate gettext files
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Licenses: MIT
Submitter: jelly
Maintainer: twa022
Last Packager: twa022
Votes: 38
Popularity: 2.06
First Submitted: 2019-02-16 21:15 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-05-08 03:51 (UTC)

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Marsa commented on 2024-05-15 14:51 (UTC)

For anyone wondering, this previously built python-polib and python2-polib, but python2-polib has since then been moved to its own package.

SpotlightKid commented on 2021-02-01 10:31 (UTC)

twa022: you could append --skip-build to line 25 of the current PKGBUILD.

phiresky commented on 2021-01-30 23:04 (UTC)

This package is currently the only reason why I have python2 on my system. So it would be great if the dependency on python2-setuptools etc could be moved to only be required for python2-polib not python-polib

ragouel commented on 2020-09-16 18:15 (UTC)

Scratch my last comment. Yes, there are packages depending on it.

a.kudelin commented on 2020-09-16 08:41 (UTC)

Is there any need for python2 as a dependency?

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-07-07 03:04 (UTC)

@Lone_Wolf: Right, but it makes no sense to use a global depends() when each package has it's own. At best, it's redundant. Again, this package is missing makedepends() which should be:

makedepends('python-setuptools' 'python2-setuptools')

See the

Lone_Wolf commented on 2020-07-06 15:31 (UTC) (edited on 2020-07-06 15:32 (UTC) by Lone_Wolf)

I'm not, but I may have explained it badly.

This is a split package and has specific behaviour.

All options and directives for split packages default to the global values given in the PKGBUILD. 
Nevertheless, the following ones can be overridden within each split package’s packaging function: #pkgdesc, #arch, #url, #license, #groups, #depends, #optdepends, #provides, #conflicts, #replaces, #backup, #options, #install, and #changelog. 

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Durning the build with makepkg both python & python2 need to be present, but once build is finished they are no longer needed.

When user installs python-polib only python3 is needed, for python2-polib it's only python2 .

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-07-06 15:04 (UTC)

@Lone_Wolf: It sounds like you're talking about makedepends() which is missing.

Lone_Wolf commented on 2020-07-06 07:47 (UTC)

They don't , the depends= in the body of the PKGBUILD are used by makepkg during building, the ones in package_foo() are used at install time by pacman .

Are you using the -i / --install flag of makepkg ?

If so, never use that for split packages as it installs everything (python3 AND python2 versions in this case).

$ pacman -Qi python-polib 
Name            : python-polib
Version         : 1.1.0-2
Description     : A library to manipulate gettext files
Architecture    : any
URL             :
Licenses        : MIT
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : python
Optional Deps   : None
Required By     : singularity-git
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Installed Size  : 172.08 KiB
Packager        : Unknown Packager
Build Date      : di 02 jun 2020 17:31:17 CEST
Install Date    : za 06 jun 2020 01:05:10 CEST
Install Reason  : Installed as a dependency for another package
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : SHA-256 Sum