[aur-general] nanoc3 deletion request

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Sat Apr 6 18:50:49 EDT 2013

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Daniel Wallace
<danielwallace at gtmanfred.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 06:01:44PM -0400, Daniel Wallace wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 09:19:09PM +0000, Xyne wrote:
>> >
>> > I disagree that "replaces" is not useful in the AUR. Many people create their
>> > own repositories with AUR packages and then it is very useful. Some AUR helpers
>> > may support "replaces" as well.
>> Why would you ever build a repository from straight aur packages.  I
>> don't know about you, but there is no one I trust enough to just build
>> with there PKGBUILD for my repository.  I keep a nice list of PKGBUILDs
>> and build from those as I also maintain them.
>> >
>> > In general, PKGBUILDs uploaded to the AUR should adhere to all standards in
>> > such a way that they could be moved into a repo without further changes.
>> Except if we look at the guidelines for submitting to the AUR. There is
>> a nice note that they should never use replaces.
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Packaging_Standards#Submitting_packages_to_the_AUR
>> #6, you can't miss it.
> Scratch that, I miss interpreted what it was saying, but that section
> should really be rewritten. It really shouldn't be talking about pacman
> -S because that is not something that really matters in the AUR.
> But to the point that started this, you do not need replaces to do a
> clean update between the 2 packages for the rename, you only need
> conflicts (if there is something being built against it, you may need
> provides, or to just rebuild the other package once the first has been
> updated.)
>> > Omitting key variables just because the AUR lacks support for them is a bad
>> > idea in my opinion.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Xyne
>> --
>> Daniel Wallace
>> Archlinux Trusted User (gtmanfred)
>> Georgia Institute of Technology
> --
> Daniel Wallace
> Archlinux Trusted User (gtmanfred)
> Georgia Institute of Technology

I would help clean up that section, but the article is not open to
editing, even for ArchWiki Maintainers.


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