[aur-general] Problem with a package maintainer / versioning in the PKGBUILD [ponymix-git]

Johannes Löthberg demizide at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 19:25:50 EDT 2013

I think what he's complaining about is that it won't show up in cower
because of it, so he wouldn't know if it was updated. Not that it matters
anyway since it's a -git package and they aren't supposed to be updated
every time upstreams update.

On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Sam Stuewe <halosghost at archlinux.info>wrote:

> On 2013-07-13 16:10, Richard Schwab wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> today I noticed that there was a newer PKGBUILD for the package
>> ponymix-git
>> available, because I noticed an update in the package on another system.
>> After that I wondered why I didn't see an update notification in cower and
>> noticed that the package version I had installed was recognized as greater
>> version number than the new version.
>> [2013-07-13 16:48] [PACMAN] downgraded ponymix-git (20130329-1 ->
>> 1.2.g60328ca-1)
>> After seeing that I contacted the maintainer and asked him to add an epoch
>> ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/**index.php/PKGBUILD#epoch<https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PKGBUILD#epoch>) to the PKGBUILD to have
>> it recognizing the newer version, but he refused to do so, telling me
>> he'd be
>> aware of how the versions are compared and told me to "complain to every
>> other
>> maintainer on the AUR that their VCS package needs an epoch".
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/**packages/ponymix-git/<https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ponymix-git/>
> I mean, the AUR is unsupported, and the maintainer of ponymix-git is
> falconcindy. If you don't like it, you can add the epoch to the PKGBUILD
> manually and use that, but it seems simpler to just let pacman think that
> it's downgrading the package this time and not have to deal with epochs in
> the future.
> All the best,
> -Sam

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