[aur-general] Building a git version of a package already present in the official repositories
webreg at vbsimple.net
Sat May 26 06:58:40 EDT 2012
In the AUR section of the Arch Packaging Standards guide  we can read
that a package must not build any of applications in the official
At the moment the extra/strace 4.7-1 package uses the most updated
released version of the application but the current version has a defect
with custom kernel version numbers (eg. the 3.3-pf) which renders the
tool unusable at all.
Such bug has been fixed in the git repository  but the author has not
yet released an updated version.
Would be allowed to build a strace-git package to always pick the most
recent version from the git repo, even if it builds a binary application
present in the official repos?
What guidelines should be followed to avoid conflicting packages?
Thanks in advance
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