[arch-general] packer vs packer-io

Mauro Santos 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:
> Hmm,
> 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
> Archlinux)
> 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
> `packer-io`?
> 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?
> Cheers
> .andre
> [0] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packer/
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packer-io/
> [2] 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
therefore unsupported.

As far as I know the only officially supported way of building and
installing packages on Arch Linux is using makepkg and pacman.

Mauro Santos

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