[aur-general] Package deletion request

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Jun 28 08:47:14 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:57:01AM +0200, Heiko Baums wrote:
> 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.

Not this garbage again. When will you understand that guidelines for
PKGBUILD submission aren't based on the inabilities of even less
supported AUR tools?

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

Or projects like yaourt, aurbuild, etc. can figure out a way to support
them. They already contains all sorts of other ugly hacks. Why not
find a way to support this as well?

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

The AUR handles them just fine. Just like last time you ranted about
this, you're conflating two very separate problems.

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