[aur-general] Adding AUR packages to [community] packages' provides

Peter Lewis plewis at aur.archlinux.org
Fri Feb 25 16:40:36 EST 2011

On Friday 25 February 2011 11:12:15 Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Well, I'm addressing current blacklisting issues with the AUR [1].  I
> noticed that some of the packages in the official repos have AUR
> packages as provides, some of them (well, at least one of them, didn't
> search for more) were even added due to FRs [2]. Donnu if this applies
> to [core] and [extra] as well.
> Is that regular practice? Imho, we shouldn't do that. The AUR is
> something to be considered separately. If we start to care about
> provides/conflicts with AUR packages, we'll need to add all
> "-devel"/"-svn"/"-git"/"-beta" packages in the AUR to the official
> packages conflicts and provides as well. And we'll need to start
> searching for alternative repos to ensure there's no conflict with our
> official packages.
> Seriously, we should be consistent here.

Can't remember where I read this being discussed, but I'm pretty sure that no 
package in [core], [extra] or [community] should reference anything in the 


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