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

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 7 23:28:06 EST 2013

[2013-02-08 12:14:25 +0800] Oon-Ee Ng:
> 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?

I would take python-sympy-git's PKGBUILD, replace its pkgname by
python-sympy and its pkgver by 0.7.2git20130208. Build and install.


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