[aur-general] masqmail 0.3 with no backward compatibility

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 07:12:21 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 11:10 +0200, Matthias Matousek wrote:
> Hello,
> I am currently maintaining the masqmail package in aur. masqmail is a 
> small mail transfer agent. Last week a new version 0.3.0 was released 
> which has no compatibility to the 0.2 branch.
> The masqmail developer recommends users who already use masqmail to 
> stick with the 0.2 branch and new users to take the 0.3 branch. To make 
> that possible there needs to be a package for each branch in the aur.
> I'm not sure how I should handle that. I was thinking about creating a 
> second package "masqmail-0.3" in addition to the currently existing 
> package "masqmail". I wasn't able to find anything about such issues in 
> the packaging guidelines. Are there any suggestions how this should be 
> handled?
> Thanks,
> matou
As I understand, convention is to rename the old branch to masqmail-0.2
and update masqmail to 0.3. You could include a post-install file to
inform users on updating that they may want to stick to masqmail-0.2

Alternatively (and this may be better) is to delete masqmail and create
masqmail-0.2 (which replaces it) and masqmail-0.3. This of course would
be a bit more future-proof if upstream is going to make releases like
this often.

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