[aur-general] Redirection of package

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 12:22:13 EDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 12:56:20AM +0100, 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.

The AUR doesn't store any of the provides data, so it isn't possible in
unsupported. This would definitely be a feature to consider though.

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