[aur-general] [RFC] New package: proj-svn

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Sat Jun 16 07:48:03 EDT 2012

On 16 June 2012 07:56, Kwpolska <kwpolska at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:52 AM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
>> I have created first version of proj-svn package for PROJ.4, a cartographic
>> projections library hosted at http://proj.osgeo.org
>> I attached two files, PKGBUILD and ChangeLog.
>> I'd like to ask for review and comments.
>> Do these files look OK?
>> Can I pack these files into proj-svn.tar.gz and submit to AUR?
> Not that way.  You should do `makepkg --source` in the directory with
> your PKGBUILD file.

Right, I missed that option.

> And in terms of your PKGBUILD:
>  * set description to “Cartographic Projections library, SVN version.”
> so it is like the upstream package.

I'd like to include the PROJ.4 part in the description.
IMO, it's important to avoid confusions.
As mentioned, there are two or even three similar
projects with proj or proj4 in name.

>  * arch=('i686' 'x86_64')


>  * remove empty entries.


>  * ${srcdir}, ${pkgdir}

I'm not sure I understand.
Should I remove all uses of these variables?
I assumed they're set implicitly when user runs makepkg -s

>  * you don't need the ChangeLog file,

I understand it's optional, but do you mean it's advised to not to include it?
It doesn't hurt to have it, does it?

> and you didn't show us any
> COPYING, but you install one.

COPYING file is grabbed with sources from SVN.
Here it is
Should I include copy of this file in the package?

>> Note, there are a few related or similar packages available:
>> * proj - stable version of PROJ.4
>> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?name=proj
>> * proj-old - old version of PROJ.4
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=59040
>> * libproj4 - is a different library to PROJ.4
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21666
>> Homepage: http://home.comcast.net/~gevenden56/proj/
>> Historically, it is related to PROJ.4, names are similar, but they are
>> distinct projects.
>> So, proj-svn is not a duplicate of any existing package.
> No need to tell that.

It's a brief background to avoid potential answers like
"Wait, but we have some PROJ.4 sutff already!"

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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