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

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 02:54:12 EST 2013

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
> [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.

I do get the idea, but now that I'm trying it out I realize that
makepkg automatically replaces pkgver with the pkgver detected from
git.... =) maybe it'd be easier for me to modify the final package
instead (just change pkgver in .PKGINFO right?)?

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