[aur-general] sanity check / review my first AUR package

Taylor Venable taylor at metasyntax.net
Fri May 13 18:41:26 EDT 2011

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 21:58, rafael ff1 <rafael.f.f1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/5/8 Taylor Venable <taylor at metasyntax.net>:
>> Hi everybody, I just started using Arch a few weeks ago, and I've been
>> mightily impressed. I want to help out, so I started looking in the
>> AUR for things to do. I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a
>> package for the devel version of SWI-Prolog. The stable release is in
>> [community], and there are git snapshots in AUR, but they are old and
>> unowned. So I created a package for the development release. The devel
>> release is distinct from a git snapshot, which is why I created a
>> separate package, rather than updating the git snapshot one. Since
>> there are development releases, I don't personally find git snapshots
>> to be that useful.
>> I wanted to make sure I'm doing this correctly, so if you have the
>> time to take a look for me I'd appreciate it. Any guidance will be
>> welcomed. I basically copied the [community] package's PKGBUILD and
>> modified the necessary properties. I only have x86_64 machines, so
>> I've not checked i686, but the resulting binary package does work for
>> me. Since I wanted to get a little review before submitting it, the
>> package can be found on my website:
>> http://metasyntax.net/swi-prolog-devel-5.11.20-1.src.tar.gz
> Looks good - I didn't compile it though. Just fyi, you can share
> PKGBUILDs in mail list using http://pastebin.com/ with BASH syntax
> highlighting, instead of compressed tarball.
> I advise you to always run namcap after building packages and before
> uploading to AUR. It helps a lot! (Ex: to find missing dependency in
> "depends" array) See more in Namcap wiki.
> Welcome aboard!

Thanks! I added a conflict for the swi-prolog in [community] and
submitted it. :-)

Taylor C. Venable

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