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

Maxime Gauduin alucryd at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 17:57:52 EDT 2013

On Fri, 2013-04-05 at 23:49 +0200, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, but wasn't this already true even before pacman 4.1?


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