[aur-general] question about git package as a dependency

Lieven Moors lievenmoors at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 13:40:38 EST 2013

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 07:28:17PM -0200, Gabriel B. Casella wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Lieven Moors <lievenmoors at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was wondering if it would be ok to let my package
> > (non-daw-git) depend on the ntk-git package instead of
> > ntk. The package ntk is not yet available in AUR, but
> > ntk-git is. I think technically, ntk-git should provide
> > ntk, and non-daw-git should depend on some git-release
> > of ntk. The downside for the user is that helpers like
> > yaourt won't find the dependency.
> BTW, I just did a small test here and yaourt does find the ntk-git
> dependency through AUR.

Ah, I should have checked it myself again. I think the problem was
that AUR doesn't allow you to search for provides through the web
interface. And another problem was that when you rebuild non-daw-git,
you forget that most of the time you have to rebuild ntk-git as well,
and yaourt has no way of knowing that.

I already left a message for the ntk-git maintainer. If he would include
the commit count in the version string, it should be possible to depend
on a specific git "release". I guess that would be the best solution...


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