[aur-general] AUR 3.0.0 released

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 11:56:33 EDT 2014

I don't really understand why AUR helpers can't be updated to only
build the package you want in the split pkgbuild. If you look at my
source package, the makedepends are only in their respective package.
Is makepkg limited in that way? Because if it is, this is a good
feature to have.
J. Leclanche

On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Jesse McClure <jmcclure at cns.umass.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 10:20:32AM -0500, Doug Newgard wrote:
>> On 2014-06-01 10:15, Dave Reisner wrote:
>> >On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 10:10:35AM -0500, Doug Newgard wrote:
>> >>On 2014-06-01 10:09, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
>> >>>On 01/06, Doug Newgard wrote:
>> >>>>In the AUR, you specifically build packages to install them. When
>> >>>>building for binary repos, you build them to upload them for others to
>> >>>>install them. HUGE difference.
> The most relevant part here - to me - seems not to be for any
> individual's use of the AUR, but the means of distribution.  In the main
> repos a PKGBUILD is used by devs/maintainers (maybe 1 person) to serve
> binary packages to many people.  In the AUR each user who wants the
> package needs to use the PKGBUILD and build their own.
> Split packages requiring excess build dependencies (qt4/qt5 as in the
> discussion above) when it is in the binary repos are a minor burden for
> one person building the package to be a benefit to many people.  When
> the same split package is in the AUR it is a burden for every person who
> wants to use either of the final packages.
> -Jesse
> AKA 'Trilby'

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