[aur-general] masqmail 0.3 with no backward compatibility
wriggary at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 16:14:55 EDT 2010
On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Matthias Matousek <m_matou at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 02:37:03PM +0200, Matthias Matousek wrote:
>> 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
>> option, then.
> I created masqmail-0.2 now and added a replaces=('masqmail'). But I was
> still able to install both packages. Does masqmail need to be deleted
well, it will replace masqmail-$PKGVER-$PKGREL.pkg.tar.gz if it is
installed on the system, but it won't replace
masqmail-0.2-$PKGVER-$PKGREL.pkg.tar.gz . It will only complain
about the other version being installed if you put a
conflicts=('masqmail-0.2') in the -0.3 PKGBUILD. (and vice-versa in
the -0.2 PKGBUILD.)
Hope that clears things up.
*note* $PKGVER and $PKGREL aren't strict expansions of the variable in
the current PKGBUILD, I'm just using them in place of the asterisk
glob to prevent confusion.
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