[aur-general] Golang in AUR

Stephen Weinberg stephen at q5comm.com
Sat Jun 5 21:18:25 EDT 2010

The aur has far too many versions of go (http://golang.org). Many of
them are out of date. I went though and tried to find as many as I
could. I believe most of these should be deleted.

go-google-mercurial http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31969
I think this one should be deleted. go is in community and this does
not have provides/conflicts with that package.

golang http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31912
Very old. I am not even sure if it works. It is also missing

go-hg http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33695
Much better! Missing provides but has conflicts. PKGBUILD looks sound.

This one is the best. It does not have any problems. It looks like it
is mostly a copy of the one from abs except it fetches the tip instead
of release. It also has provides/conflicts.

go-lang-hg has only one flaw, the name. I think it should be named
go-hg since it is the hg of a package in community.

If I am wrong on any of this, let me know. I am new to packaging and I
have only made three of them. I am still learning :-).

-- Stephen

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