[aur-general] Plymouth packaging suggestions requested from TUs

WorMzy Tykashi wormzy.tykashi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 06:10:07 EST 2014

On 25 February 2014 10:44, Padfoot <padfoot at exemail.com.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am the current maintainer of the AUR packages:
> plymouth-release https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/plymouth-release/
> plymouth-git https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/plymouth-git/
> plymouth-release is at version 0.8.8 on
> http://www.freedesktop.org/software/plymouth/releases/ and is working
> plymouth-git at http://cgit.freedesktop.org/cgit/plymouth/ is currently
> broken
> While investigation the plymouth-git breakage, I found source for
> plymouth-0.8.9 in Fedora Rawhide nightlies.
> 0.8.9 builds and works correctly, but as it is from the Fedora Rawhide
> nightlies, the source is subject to frequent changes.
> I am seeking suggestions of what I could/could not should/should not do with
> the 0.8.9 package.
> I could update plymouth-release to this package, but it is not an "official"
> release.
> I could temporarily replace plymouth-git with this package until git is
> working, but it's not really a git source.
> I could upload a new plymouth-rawhide package, but I don't want to spam the
> AUR with yet another version unnecessarily.
> FInally I could just do nothing and wait until the "official" update to the
> source on http://www.freedesktop.org/software/plymouth/releases/
> Bear in mind, as the sources are from Fedora Rawhide nightlies, I have
> embeded the source archive in the package to prevent breakage from frequent
> updates. The package size including the source is 1.2MB.
> Of course, I would like to share this updated (as of Feb 2014) source with
> the Arch community, but under the circumstances, I think advice on how to
> proceed from the TUs is warranted.
> Thanks.
> Lachlan.

plymouth-git builds here in a clean-chroot, so I assume that upstream
already addressed the breakage, or your build failure is a result of
your system configuration.

Personally, I'd leave the situation as it is, plymouth = stable,
plymouth-git = unstable/testing. There's little point packaging 0.8.9
in the interim, people that switch to it will (presumably) have to
switch back once it goes "official".


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