[aur-general] Hello (and kbib and yazpp packages)

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 06:29:32 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Peter Lewis <prlewis at letterboxes.org> wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm pretty new to Arch, so thought I'd say hi.
> Also, I appear to have got involved in making pkgbuilds pretty soon too :-) I've taken over maintainership of KBib (a KDE bibliography manager) in the AUR, after an email exchange with the previous maintainer, who's no longer using Arch. I also had to create a pkgbuild for a depdenency, yaz++, the C++ bindings (so far as I can tell) for yaz, which is in community. They're both there under my name (petelewis) if anyone's interested. I'm not sure if the yaz maintainer might be interested in this...
> Anyway, so just thought I'd say hi, and if anyone has any feedback on these first two packages, that'd be much appreciated.
> :-)
> Pete.

Hi! ...and welcome

A quick look at those two packages:

- The maintainer line is only for binary packages in one of our repos.
For packages in unsupported only use the contributor lines.

- you don't need to put packages in makedepends if they are already in depends

- if you patch, include the patch in the source line (and md5sums),
and issue the patch from $srcdir (see nextpoint) and not $startdir

- to save you some typing in the future, you can use $srcdir and
$pkgdir instead of $startdir/src and $startdir/pkg



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