[aur-general] masqmail 0.3 with no backward compatibility
m_matou at gmx.net
Fri Aug 6 08:37:03 EDT 2010
On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 07:12:21PM +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> 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.
Thank you very much for the answer. I guess I will go for the second
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