[aur-general] python-foo and python2-foo - should they conflict?

Felix Yan felixonmars at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 05:02:35 EDT 2012

As mentioned in the Arch Packaging Standards [1]:
/usr/share/doc/{pkg}	Application documentation

You should rename the documentation folder of your packages to
/usr/share/doc/$pkgname, so there would be not anymore conflict.

As for the use-case one, maybe a user would not USE them both, but he
may be using two other packages that depends the two at the same time

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Packaging_Standards

Felix Yan
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On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Was just trying out some python packages and I realized I can't have
> both the python and python2 variants installed at the same time for
> python-networkx.
> Of course, there's conflicts with the license files and perhaps
> documentation, but other than that I wonder whether there's a use-case
> for having both installed (I'm in an academic setting, and I use both
> python3 and python2).
> Should I simply custom-PKGBUILD such issues or does it make sense to
> have, for example:-
> 1. python-foo provides all files shared between python3 and python2 variants
> 2. python2-foo depends on python-foo
> ?

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