Source Repository

A source repository is a version control repository, that contains the necessary files to build a package. At the bare minimum this includes a PKGBUILD file, but may contain an install script as well as patches or other arbitrary files.

Using makepkg, the sources are used to build a package, which can be installed with pacman. With the help of package splitting it is possible to create more than one package from a single PKGBUILD.


Due to dbscripts and makepkg limitations it is currently not possible to target more than one Binary Repository with a single PKGBUILD.