[aur-general] Redirection of package

Cilyan Olowen gaknar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 04:57:22 EDT 2009

Thanks, but as far as I know (it's restrictive !) the "provides" array
does not allow pacman or any other AUR building tool to find a
replacement package if the one that it is looking for does not exist.

I mean, I'm not looking for an option to say "I provide this" but
rather "You won't find that, but try this, it will provide what you
are looking for".


2009/3/24 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
> 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.
> Allan

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