[arch-dev-public] Why do we still have compatibility rename for community?

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 09:25:15 EST 2007

On Nov 30, 2007 8:11 AM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> > 2007/11/30, Varun Acharya <ganja.guru.x64 at gmail.com>:
> >>
> >> Hi Devs/TU's,
> >>
> >> Why do we still have the renaming of packages in community so that packages
> >> are uploaded without the '-arch' in the filename? Official repo's were
> >> converted a while back, any reason were not editing communitypkg to do the
> >> same?
> >
> > I don't know if AUR backend is able to handle packages with -arch suffix.
> > I asked Paul about this quite some time ago, but didn't recieve a reply AFAIR.
> > Simo, can you take a look at this?
> >
> Sorry, thought I replied to this.
> It doesn't handle the -arch suffix.

I would encourage the one who fixes this issue to make things
completely filename agnostic if possible. Note the %FILENAME% field in
the pacman sync DB entries now. In addition, the .PKGINFO file in the
package is quite easy to parse.


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