[aur-general] AUR 3.0.0-rc1 released

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Wed Apr 30 20:37:45 EDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 06:57:33PM -0500, Doug Newgard wrote:
> On 2014-04-30 17:20, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> >A first release candidate of the AUR 3.0.0 has been released! You can
> >give it a try at [1]. Note that due to internal changes, the setup at
> >aur-dev.archlinux.org uses a different database than aur.archlinux.org.
> >You should be able login using your regular AUR account, though.
> >
> >The most important changes are:
> >
> >* Full split package support.
> >* Support for {make,check,opt}depends, conflicts, provides, ...
> >* Full support for the new fields in the RPC interface.
> >* Metadata support. Use mkaurball instead of `makepkg --source` to
> >  generate source tarballs for the AUR`. You can get it from [2] -- it
> >  will eventually be moved to [community].
> >
> >Note that in order to obtain the new fields, you need to request
> >the new
> >version of the RPC API explicitly, like this:
> >
> >    https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/rpc.php?type=info&arg=pass&v=2
> >
> >Otherwise, the replies default to the old format for compatibility
> >reasons.
> >
> >Please report any bugs to the AUR bug tracker [3].
> >
> >[1] https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/
> >[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pkgbuild-introspection-git/
> >[3] https://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?project=2
> It appears that pkgbase is now the important part of a PKGBUILD,

But note that it doesn't need to be included. Same as makepkg, it
defaults to pkgname[0] if it isn't defined.

> that's what people would be requesting deletion or merging on? Makes
> merges a bit tough, since you can't upload a PKGBUILD with a
> different pkgbase but an overlapping pkgname.

You'd be referring to the package by its pkgbase, since that's the
unifying factor. If 'foo' is split into 'python-foo' and 'python2-foo',
you wouldn't ask to merge/delete 'python-foo' or 'python2-foo'. This
doesn't make sense -- you'd just upload a new source tarball with the

I don't understand your concern over overlapping pkgnames. If you want
to take ownership of existing packages, you should be asking for the
package to be disowned, not merged, same as today.

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