[arch-general] packer vs packer-io
registo.mailling at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 14:23:10 UTC 2016
On 23-06-2016 15:04, Andre "Osku" Schmidt via arch-general wrote:
> so Archlinux has packer that provides an executable named `packer` and
> now there is packer-io that changes the upstream executable from
> `packer` to `packer-io`.
> Now i have a Makefile that runs packer-io that fails on systems where
> its executable is not renamed to `packer-io`. (eg. everything 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 executable upstream?
> 4. Request a rename of packer-io executable upstream?
> What would you do?
>  https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packer/
>  https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packer-io/
>  at least Debian and MS-Windows
Packer and packer-io, at first glance, seem to be different projects.
Even if they aren't different projects, both packages are in the AUR and
As far as I know the only officially supported way of building and
installing packages on Arch Linux is using makepkg and pacman.
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