[aur-general] VCS PKGBUILD and Pacman 4.1: increase epoch?

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 17:49:30 EDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 11:41 PM, Jason St. John <jstjohn at purdue.edu> wrote:
> I agree that epoch should not be included in AUR packages just to work
> around limitations in unsupported AUR helpers. If the AUR helpers
> cannot properly handle these, then the AUR helpers should be fixed
> rather than polluting the PKGBUILDs with workarounds. PKGBUILDs in the
> AUR are frequently sloppy enough as it is. Let's not make the problem
> any worse.
> Jason

The problem is that makepkg will update the pkgver of the downloaded
PKGBUILD, so there is no reliable way of detecting an update without either
bumping the epoch, or storing another copy of the downloaded PKGBUILD.

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