[aur-general] shotwell / vala / provides() (Re: shotwell...)

Cédric Girard girard.cedric at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 18:23:30 EDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM, oliver <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> wrote:

> When I use
>  http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31429
> to create vala, it builds vala 0.16.0,
> but the package says it provides "vala=0.14.2".
> Not sure how such a PKGBUILD must be handled.
> If it says it provides "vala=0.14.2" but
> just downloads the current version via git,
> then the provides-entrx is not correct.
> It willö then provide always the newest version.
> How to handle this in a package?
>  http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/va/vala-git/PKGBUILD
> correct, or not?
> Does a provides-entry make any sense, if there always is the
> current stuff that is downloaded?
> If the package PKGBUILD says, that it provides
> vala=0.14.2, then it should only clone the git sources for that
> certain vala version.
> So I rather think the PKGBUILD is wrong here.

This provides is wrong. I would put provides vala=0.18 and update it
whenever upstream bump version.

I think the current provides has been put to work "nicely" with packages
having a dependency on specific vala version. Does not seem a good idea
though, versionned dependencies are usually put there for a reason.

Cédric Girard

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