[arch-dev-public] Moving arduino into [community] important notes

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Fri Dec 2 23:47:45 UTC 2016

On Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:28:02 +0100
Bartłomiej Piotrowski <bpiotrowski at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 2016-11-28 08:26, Antonio Rojas wrote:
> > El Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:34:38 +0100, Bartłomiej Piotrowski escribió:
> >   
> >> There is no way to remove epoch, ever. I know it looks ugly for some
> >> packagers, but there is nothing to be ashamed for. We have it for a
> >> reason, and if it's been added, it stays.  
> > 
> > I thought AUR packages were unsupported. Sure, it is nice to give them a 
> > higher version number when they are moved to the official repos to allow 
> > for a smooth upgrade, but that shouldn't be an enforced rule IMO. And 
> > removing epoch is a reasonable enough reason not to do it.
> >   
> They are, but have we ever told users to uninstall a package that's been
> in AUR before upgrading to the repository version? I don't recall
> something like that. This is just two characters more in resulting
> package version.
> Bartłomiej

Yes, I believe that was the upgrade path for gitlab.
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