[arch-general] How to wait efficiently for a package to update?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 7 23:26:16 EST 2013

On 08/02/13 14:14, Oon-Ee Ng wrote:
> So I'm checking out python-sympy for some calculations in the Robotics
> subject I teach and realized that a bug was recently fixed in git
> which is crucial to what I hope to use it for. python-sympy-git in the
> AUR and that's settled.
> Then I got to wondering, I only really want to use the -git version
> till the next release, but since python-sympy is no longer installed
> (conflicts) I wouldn't automatically get it unless I check every once
> in a while if version is > 0.7.2.
> I figured installing a blank package with nothing in package() named
> python-sympy and with version 0.7.2 would allow me to get notified
> when python-sympy-0.7.3 or later gets in the repos. Is this a good way
> of doing it, or are there better ways?

The other option is to use ABS to build the current python-sympy with
the patch you need.  Or you could even file a bug report to get that
done officially (if the bug is bad enough).


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