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

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 00:03:58 EST 2013

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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).
> Allan

Nah its nowhere near bad enough, some would call it an enhancement
(trigonometric simplification now supports a few more identities,
including one that's very common in my application).

I thought about this but its more work on my end. Gaetan's suggestion
appeals to the lazy ass in me =)

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