[arch-general] gtk-sharp-2 conflicts with gtk#

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Mar 22 03:42:04 UTC 2018

On 03/21/2018 11:31 PM, Morgan Adamiec via arch-general wrote:
> I was doing some packing parsing and my parser failed to parse
> gtk-sharp-2 from extra. Turns out it's because gtk-sharp-2 conflicts
> with gtk# and my parser refuses to parse it because of man PKGBUILD
> stating:
>            PKGNAME: Valid characters for members
>            of this array are alphanumerics, and any of the following
> characters: “@ . _ + -”. Additionally,
>            names are not allowed to start with hyphens or dots.
> Now that's for pgkname but I assume that would extend to conflicts and
> provides or am I mistaken?

Conflicts/provides should be linted just like pkgname (but this is *not*
enforced in code).

Note that pacman will accept many things that makepkg does not,
nevertheless makepkg *will* complain with:

==> ERROR: pkgname contains invalid characters: '#'

> I'm guessing gtk# used to be a package before those rules were defined
> and has since been removed. If that's the case I realise that the
> conflict needs to be there for people who still have gtk# installed.
> But then again you now have a package in your repos have break your
> own standards.
> I don't know if its a good idea to remove that conflict, that's up to
> the devs. Would just like to know what you think before i go and patch
> the parser to allow '#'.

That has been there since 2008, I don't think it qualifies as a specific
decision. :p

I would say, your tool should correctly detect something wonky with that

Ideally I think I would like to implement
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/57833 which would mean gtk-sharp-2 would
fail to compile with the next pkgver bump until that conflicts was
removed. ;)

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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