[aur-general] [PATCH 1/1] TUs can change package names

D. Can Celasun dcelasun at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 09:13:09 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I'm glad the patch looks fine, though I'm not sure I understand the issue
> > about dependencies?
> >
> Well, AUR packages can depend on other AUR packages. If an AUR package
> is renamed which is itself a dependency, packages that depend on the
> old package name will be broken.
> I assumed package deps are stored as package IDs (the proper way) not
names, but I've checked the db and you are right.

>  On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > This patch leaves the pkgname in the PKGBUILD as the old name.
> > Probably not an issue, but the maintainer would have to submit an
> > updated PKGBUILD after the name change.
> >
> That also seems to be valid for the dependencies=() array in depending
> I suggest allowing renaming a package and marking it as out of date at
> the same time to have the PKGBUILD updated. Also all packages that
> depend on the renamed package should be marked out of date with an
> automatic comment that the dependency was renamed.
> This seems reasonable. One question: What user should the automatic comment
belong to? Is there something like a pseudo user?

An alternative would be parsing every PKGBUILD that has the package in
deps/makedeps and updating them, but that would mean altering packages
without the knowledge/consent of the maintainer.

If no one has a better suggestion, I'll implement Martti's idea and
re-submit the patch.

> regards
> mar77i

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