[aur-general] VCS dupes in the AUR

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Tue Apr 12 16:00:27 EDT 2011

On 12.04.2011 08:58, Peter Lewis wrote:
> Done a bit of research...
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Stefan Husmann wrote:
>>   irssi (VCS)
>>   * irssi-svn https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=6163
>>   * irssi-git https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25781
> These both seem "official", though the main website points to the SVN repo and
> not the git one. However, it seems many contributors are using git since it's
> easier to send in patches etc. I couldn't find out how often they're synced, but
> I assume it's pretty regular. So, it's probably worth either keeping both, or
> just going with git only.
I prefer maintaining svn-versions over git-versions in AUR, because the have
revision numbers as $pkgver, not just a date.

>>   tmux (VCS)
>>   * tmux-git https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=35618
>>   * tmux-cvs https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25719
> Well, the CVS one is the "official upstream", however the main dev also
> maintains the git repo with an hourly sync from CVS.
> Martti Kühne, maintainer of tmux-cvs said on this list in January:
>> tmux-cvs is my package.
>> tmux-git is a tmux developer's synchronisation which doesn't use a
>> separate build directory, but may come in handy because it's git and
>> the commit history is present.
> <snip>
>> scratch mine as well... tmux-git is just fine.
> So tmux-vcs could be deleted, if others agree.
> HTH,
> Pete.
Regards Stefan

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