[aur-general] Request for Oracle package merges

Adam Nielsen a.nielsen at shikadi.net
Wed Mar 21 00:41:26 EDT 2012

Hi all,

This morning with the cooperation of the previous maintainer, I have 
adopted the out of date Oracle Instant Client packages on AUR.

I would like to change the package names however, as I believe 
"instantclient" is not descriptive enough.  I would like to change this 
to "oracle-instantclient".

I have gone ahead and uploaded new/updated packages to the AUR with 
these new names, so I would like to request the old packages be merged 
into the new ones.

Would someone please be able to assist me with this merge?  The new 
packages all start with "oracle-".  Here is a list of all the old ones:

   New version: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57813

   New version: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57817

   New version: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57816

   New version: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57814

   New version: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57815

I would also like to request the instantclient-basiclite package be 
deleted, as it is identical to instantclient-basic but only contains 
messages in English (the translations have been removed), so I don't 
think it is necessary to maintain separately: 
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16706  Anyone currently using 
the basiclite package can switch to oracle-instantclient-basic with no 
loss in functionality.

I have included some shell code in the new PKGBUILDs to help alert 
people to the fact that the package data files need to be downloaded 
separately (directly from Oracle) as they cannot be downloaded 
automatically.  I would appreciate any feedback on whether the way I 
have done this is acceptable.  It doesn't seem to have caused any issues 
with AUR.

Please let me know if you need any additional information or if there is 
something I have missed.

Many thanks,

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