[arch-general] Frustrating Dependencies

Gergely Imreh imrehg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 08:56:14 EST 2009

2009/11/24 Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 16:19 -0700, Brendan Long wrote:
> <big snip>
>> I'm actually using Arch primarily because it's so little work to make
>> your own packages (I realized that no distro is going to have every
>> package I want, although Arch has most of them). In most cases building
>> the next version of a package consists of changing the package number
>> and then running makepkg. It would be nice if there was a script that
>> attempted to do this on updates and then informed you if it didn't work.
>> -Brendan
> While a nice idea (perhaps suggest it as a feature to pakthan or
> yaourt?), I don't see how such a script would know that there IS a new
> version of a package if the repos aren't updated. Unless you're actually
> referring to marking some packages as 'I compiled this myself, please do
> that again for me when the repo updates'?
> In the latter case, you could probably just write a simple bash script
> to grep/sed the relevant numbers and --configure options, I do that to
> mirror kernel26-ice to kernel26-rt-ice.

Similar as it is done in Debian (and Ubuntu) with the debian/watch files?


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