[aur-general] Merge / deletion requests: weasyprint and python3-decorator

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 08:28:44 EDT 2012

Op 18-03-12 12:53, Simon Sapin schreef:
> 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?

for this you could file a feature request in the bugtracker [1] with
this example so it is clear what you suggest.

[1] https://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=3&do=index&switch=1

> Regards,


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