[aur-general] Package deletion request

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Thu Jun 28 04:57:01 EDT 2012

Am Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:33:10 -0700
schrieb Connor Behan <connor.behan at gmail.com>:

> On 27/06/12 06:20 PM, Skydrome wrote:
> > Requesting to delete my aur pkg
> > https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=53452 I have made a split
> > package https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=30375 which
> > incorporates the former.
> > Thanks
> Done. There has been some discussion on this list about whether the
> "true && pkgname" hack should be used - but split packages are
> convenient.

No, they are not convenient on AUR! They are only conveniant in the
binary repos!

When do people understand, that split packages in AUR regularly cause
problems as long as split packages are not officially supported by AUR?
They regularly cause problems with the AUR helpers like yaourt,
aurbuild, etc. And there are even more problems if other packages
depend on a subpackage of these split packages on AUR, because neither
pacman nor the AUR helper nor anything else can find those subpackages
and resolve those dependencies.

Either AUR finally gets official support for split packages or split
packages are avoided in AUR.

The problem are not the split packages themselves, the problem is that
AUR can't handle them.


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