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

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Fri Apr 5 18:16:41 EDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> --
> Maxime

Yes, previous versions of pacman had makepkg automatically update the
pkgver of the PKGBUILD.


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