[arch-general] Frustrating Dependencies

Brendan Long korin43 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 09:07:34 EST 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 21:56 +0800, Gergely Imreh wrote:
> 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?
> http://wiki.debian.org/DEHS
> Cheers,
>    Greg

Huh, that's pretty cool. Just knowing when Arch has a new version out
and trying to recompile my custom package would be good enough for me
though :)

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