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

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Mar 22 13:16:10 UTC 2018

On 03/21/2018 11:42 PM, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> 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
> package.
> 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. ;)

Just noticed you're the one who started that other thread. ;) Check out
my patch...

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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