[aur-general] Split package pkgrel/arch issue

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 7 18:36:38 EST 2009

Daenyth Blank wrote:
> I'm maintaining tremulous in community, and I'd like to split it into
> tremulous and tremulous-data, to save space and bandwidth for both
> mirrors and users, as well as making it a lot easier to package
> alternate clients. The problem I'm running into right now is that
> dbscripts can't handle packages with different pkgrel/arch lines in a
> split package.[1] The arch issue isn't pressing, since I could just
> silently update -data later (replace the i686 and x86_64 packages with
> one -any package without updating pkgrel). This should be seamless for
> users, and there's no reason to bump pkgrel because the change has no
> effect for users who have -data already installed.
> The other issue though, is that I'd like to set tremulous (the client
> package) to -6 (it's at -5), while keeping -data and pkgrel 1. I tried
> to commit this, but the dbscripts errored out saying it couldn't find
> data 1.1.0-6. What's my best course of action here? I see them as
> 1) Wait for dbscripts support. I don't want to do this because the 1.2
> beta was recently released, and it would depend on -data. I'd rather
> not keep users waiting
> 2) Put out -data with pkgrel=6, then once dbscripts support is added, either
>   a) Reset pkgrel to 1 with "force", or
>   b) Continue from -6 going up to -7, etc. This feels ugly to me.
> [1]: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/17390

Or you could just make two separate packages.


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