[aur-general] Redirection of package

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 05:02:07 EDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Cilyan Olowen <gaknar at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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".
> Cilyan

at least pacman does , for example
sudo pacman -S efreet
warning: provider package was selected (efreet-svn provides efreet)
not sure about AUR building tools, I don't use them.


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