[arch-dev-public] [Draft] - News announcement for GHC 7.8.2

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Thu May 1 04:51:57 EDT 2014

On Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:02:08 -0700 Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >
> > Really? Perhaps I'm missing something, but couldn't we just manually
> > edit the .PKGINFO from inside the tarball and let the rest as-is?
> Oh, hmm... I never gave that any consideration. I've been avoiding editing
> PKGINFO files up until now, but if it fixes it and I could push a changed
> package to [testing] without affecting the move to [extra] that would be
> awesome!
> What are the exact steps to modifying a package that is already in repos?

Extract it, edit the pkginfo, repackage with the
same cmd makepkg uses.

Since it has been released already you should also increase the pkgrel
and make sure to also update the pkgbuild. Then simply use testingpkg
to push it.

Don't use vim to edit the tarball "directly" since that will move the
pkginfo at the end of the package making pacman slower. (tar tf $file |
head; should list the pkginfo as one of the first entries)
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