[aur-general] Merge / deletion requests: weasyprint and python3-decorator
simon.sapin at kozea.fr
Sun Mar 18 07:53:46 EDT 2012
Le 18/03/2012 12:42, Ike Devolder a écrit :
> i would have weasyprint depend on python-weasyprint
> and have python2-weasyprint provide python-weasyprint
Right. I didn’t think about the "provide" mechanism. I’ll update the
packages and see how this works.
I can’t help but want the two packages to install the same file (both
name and content) and have the file stay as long as at least one of the
packages is installed. That would require pacman to have some kind of
reference counting, but that’s probably too much :)
I thank that emerge (for Gentoo) special cases python executables. Users
can choose in their config which python versions they want to install,
and which is their "favorite". emerge creates executables with version
suffixes like -2.7, and a symlink without suffix for the "favorite"
version. The symlink is managed by emerge itself, not each package.
If this kind of conflict in /usr/bin becomes recurrent, should such a
mechanism be considered for pacman?
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