[aur-general] TU application

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Sat Jul 20 16:39:14 EDT 2013

On 20 July 2013 21:21, Dicebot <public at dicebot.lv> wrote:
> It is nothing of real importance but question is, what harm does
> explicit versioning do?

It has no direct or immediate harmful consequence, but it is a
packaging convention here. Most of our uses for versioning
dependencies come during testing (when the package along with its
dependencies is in that repo) and rebuilds (when a whole bunch of
packages are moved wholesale with their proper dependencies).

Otherwise, you may find core packages to have these things in order to
be compatible (or rather, not be compatible) with certain other
things. We simply do not care about legacy upstream dependency
information because we provide the latest, always. If you have a
strong reason (and not just copying verbatim upstream's minimum
requirements), go ahead and keep things versioned.


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