[aur-general] Redirection of package

Cilyan Olowen gaknar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 05:05:37 EDT 2009

Ah, okay, I didn't know pacman could do that. So this answers my question :)

Thanks a lot !

2009/3/24 Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com>:
> 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.
> Ronald

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