[arch-general] How to wait efficiently for a package to update?
bisson at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 7 23:29:39 EST 2013
[2013-02-08 15:28:06 +1100] Gaetan Bisson:
> [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.
That's a 3. Well, you get the idea.
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