[arch-general] Question about installing libraries

Christian christian08 at runbox.com
Thu Oct 21 19:10:55 EDT 2010

On 2010-10-22 01:02, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 1:42 AM, Christian<christian08 at runbox.com>  wrote:
>> So my question is if I get a such package, may I just extract it, unpack the
>> data.tar.gz and copy the libraries into /usr/lib?
>> For example, I now need to use pygame1.8 and there is 1.9 in the arch
>> repository.
>> What do you think?
> You really want to avoid having random untracked files lying around in
> your system; you want to create packages with them so they are tracked
> by pacman.
> A good solution for your problem might be the following:
> Grab an older revision of the PKGBUILD, change pkgname to something
> like python-pygame-1.8 and build it. To find the revision you need to
> fetch, consult the svn log [1]. In this case, for example, you'd want
> r43882. To checkout that revision use:
> svn co -r43882 svn://archlinux.org/packages/python-pygame/trunk
> python-pygame-1.8
> ----
> [1] http://repos.archlinux.org/wsvn/packages/python-pygame/trunk/?op=log&isdir=1&
> OK, but let's say I need some other older library how to search the svn for that?
Since I didn't know that it was the

r4388 release.

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