[aur-general] How to include sources from sourceforge + creating links not provided by package
ranguvar at archlinux.us
Mon Nov 23 22:54:24 EST 2009
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Javier Vasquez <j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'd like to know how to specify sources coming from sorceforge in
> PKGBUILD, and example could work just fine.
> Also I'd like to know how to create a link automatically once the
> package has been installed. This implies removing it when removing
> the package. If necessary, checking if the link exists when upgrading
> the package (if the package gets removed before installing new
> version, that might be handled by the removing of the link when
> removing the package)...
For SourceForge, you can use http://downloads.sourceforge.net/.
Go to the project, get to where it asks to download. It will also offer a
Copy that, and remove the ending bit about which mirror to use, and you have
the right URL.
For example, for Shareaza:
Obviously, replace the version and such with "$pkgver", etc.
downloads.sourceforge.net hands you a close-by mirror.
On links, you can just ln -s. For the first argument to ln, don't specify
This is correct for a PKGBUILD, for example:
ln -s /opt/foo/foobin "$pkgdir/usr/bin/foobin"
The link will be removed on uninstall.
Hope that helps,
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