[aur-general] zint qt optional dep

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Thu Nov 18 18:03:49 CET 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 04:40:38PM +0000, Joao Cordeiro wrote:
> Zint checks for qt and installs both zint and zint-qt if it is found.
> Otherwise, it just installs zint. I don't believe this to be the optimal
> approach. Even if I have qt installed, it doesn't necessarily means that I
> want zint-qt. Despite that fact, I don't want to package zint with its
> original name, installing less stuff than the developer does and more
> importantly, removing features to users that installed previous versions of
> the package through AUR.

Yes, another problem is that packages might be built and installed on
different systems. Even packages from the AUR.

> My first idea was to create zint-noqt, implicitly leaving zint-qt behind. Is
> this the best way for me to solve this?

Correct. Either tell people to remove some line from the PKGBUILD to
disable Qt support (if it's a really simple change) or create a separate
source package, as you already said.

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