[aur-general] Redirection of package

Cilyan Olowen gaknar at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 19:56:20 EDT 2009

I was wondering if it is possible to redirect one package to another,
and if it was possible in unsupported.

For example, python bindings for poppler are currently, but probably
will stay like this, a bazaar repository. The fact is, as it is the
official way of obtaining the software, the package should be
python-poppler. But, as it is a bzr, it should be python-poppler-bzr
too and so will beneficiate the makepkg functionality to update to the
last repository version.

Another package needs the bindings, but as it is the functionnality
that are needed and not a particular way of obtention, I think it is
better to request python-poppler. So, for the requirement to be
installed automatically, it is better for the package to be named

Finally, it could be great if the package python-poppler was
redirected to python-poppler-bzr. And if a stable packaged version of
the software arise, the two packages could be dissociated

Is it possible ?


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