[arch-general] packer vs packer-io

Andre "Osku" Schmidt andre.osku.schmidt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 14:04:18 UTC 2016


so Archlinux has packer[0] that provides an executable named `packer` and
now there is packer-io[1] that changes the upstream executable from
`packer` to `packer-io`.

Now i have a Makefile that runs packer-io[1] that fails on systems where
its executable is not renamed to `packer-io`. (eg. everything[2] else than

I would like to provide the user a single command to build "my" software
(eg. make), but am not sure what i should do.

1. Tell Archlinux users to manually alias/link `packer` pointing to
2. Automagically try to findout the correct executable in Makefile?
3. Request a rename of packer[0] executable upstream?
4. Request a rename of packer-io[1] executable upstream?

What would you do?


[0] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packer/
[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packer-io/
[2] at least Debian and MS-Windows

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