[aur-general] Incrementing pkgrel

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Fri Aug 7 19:51:05 EDT 2009

Am Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:51:29 -0700
schrieb Smartboy <smartboyathome at gmail.com>:

> In order for it to be updated in AUR, you need to at least increment
> the PKGBUILD's pkgrel by one. Otherwise it won't update it.

That's not true. AUR will also update packages without incrementing the
pkgrel. But the AUR scripts like yaourt and aurbuild won't
automatically install the updated packages if the pkgrel isn't

But I don't know the official policy for this.

A few days ago I had to do small changes at a PKGBUILD. Because it
wasn't a real update and didn't affect already installed packages, I
didn't want to force the users to recompile the package. So I updated
the PKGBUILD without incrementing the pkgrel.


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