[aur-general] btrfs-progs packages

WorMzy Tykashi wormzy.tykashi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 11:06:25 EDT 2013

On 17 September 2013 15:39, Sébastien Luttringer <seblu at seblu.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM, WorMzy Tykashi
> <wormzy.tykashi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As it stands, the new testing/btrfs-progs is building the same tools as
> the
> > btrfs-progs-git PKGBUILD (albeit with !staticlibs), extra/btrfs-progs is
> > still quite behind.
> >
> > Once the testing package hits extra, btrfs-progs-git will be redundant
> (at
> > least until Chris pulls in more commits). I guess the worth of
> > btrfs-progs-git depends on how often Tom is planning on updating the
> commit
> > ref in the official PKGBUILD and/or how often Chris pulls in changes to
> his
> > tree.
> In general, official and official-git packages have different purposes.
> btrfs-progs in official repos (testing/extra) should provides a
> released version.
> The btrfs-progs-git package is a _source_ package used to build a
> package with the _last_ git version (at the build time).
> At each release, the git package should ship the same content that the
> released one.
> Cheers,
> --
> Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
> https://www.seblu.net
> GPG: 0x2072D77A

Oops, I always forget that gmail defaults to top posting. Apologies for
that. Also, I meant core/, not extra/.

> In general, official and official-git packages have different purposes.

This is true, but until btrfs-progs starts releasing tagged versions again,
it seems that btrfs-progs{,-git} will be providing the same thing (again,
depending on how often the Mason tree gets updated and Tom updates the

I'd like to reiterate that I'm in favour of having all three packages in
the AUR, as I feel they all have value. btrfs-progs-git's usefulness will
(hopefully) be restored/increased once btrfs-progs hits v0.20 proper.


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