[arch-dev-public] [kde-unstable] re-enabled

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri Jun 12 05:28:15 EDT 2009

On Friday 12 June 2009 09:22:14 Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Freitag 12 Juni 2009 01:09:02 schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> > I should be able to provide an update script by tomorrow.
> I have added two possible optios to the wiki:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Splitting_KDE#Update_path
> The script is quite evil and might break a lot. So any ideas are more than
> welcome.
> The problem in general:
> * Files have been moved arround (e.g. icons are in a separate package)
>   -> a normal update results in file conflicts
> * Some packages have been replaced by groups of the same name
>   (e.g. kdeedu is now a group)

I just got a brilliant idea: Let pacman handle all these. So I added a set of 
packages which will make the transition from our current KDE package to the 
splitted one really smooth.

As a side effect they can be used by people who want to keep the current 
"monster" packages. By using those meta packages possible new packages will 
automatically installed on major updates.

Another bonus is that we don't need to recompile third party packages which 
depend on certain KDE modules right now. (e.g. k3b, yakuake...)

See the self generating PKGBUILD at http://repos.archlinux.org/viewvc.cgi/kde-

I'll put that into kde-unstable soon. Let's see if that really works.


Pierre Schmitz

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