[aur-general] introduction and questions

jezra lickter jezra.lickter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 16:23:49 EDT 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 07:13:13 +0200
Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:

> > I thought package names had to be alphanumeric characters and the
> > "-" would make the package name invalid? Although the change does
> > work, it would require a custom edit of the source code and man
> > page for building the app for the Arch distribution. Although it
> > isn't much of a problem, I'm hesitant to commit myself to always
> > needing to make the change for future version of the software.
> I think the previous suggestion was limited to changing the package
> name. Just call it sa-player, add "sap" to the conflicts line (and
> maybe add "sap" to the description as well to make it clear) and then
> leave the rest of it alone. If others want to install this alongside
> the other "sap" package then they can either hack it themselves or
> contact the upstream devs to get the name collision resolved.
> Changing the name throughout the souce code would not be an elegant
> solution and would only lead to unnecessary complication for others
> wishing to use the package, especially if it is ever a dependency for
> other packages.

That seems to be a very reasonable solution. Can anyone think of a
reason I should not implement just changing the package name as a

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