[aur-general] Incrementing pkgrel

Smartboy smartboyathome at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 20:52:29 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:

> 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
> incremented.
> 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.
> Heiko
That is odd, when I try to upload a PKGBUILD without updating teh pkgrel,
the PKGBUILD stays the same. Though, it could be me forgetting to clear the
cache. :P

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