[aur-general] Redirection of package

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 23 21:07:07 EDT 2009

Cilyan Olowen wrote:
> 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
> python-poppler.
> 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
> transparently.
> Is it possible ?
> Cilyan

"man PKGBUILD" and look at provides.  Probably want to set conflicts too.


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