[aur-general] Remove python3-aur

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sat Mar 29 08:59:08 EDT 2014

xantares 09 wrote:

>Sorry, here are the links:
>> From: xantares09 at hotmail.com
>> To: aur-general at archlinux.org; xyne at archlinux.ca
>> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:22:17 +0000
>> Subject: [aur-general] Remove python3-aur
>> Hi,
>> python3-aur should be renamed to python-aur to follow arch packaging standards,
>> I recreated and disowned a python-aur for xyne to adopt.
>> Please remove the old pyhon3-aur.

I have no intention of playing whack-a-mole with Python package names whenever
Python gets around to the next major version bump even if that is years away.
Each major version is incompatible with the previous ones and should therefore
be treated as a separate language. Changing the names leads to transition
periods of broken dependency graphs. Package names should be static and future
proof. This makes it easier for everyone involved (developers, packagers,

There are numerous python3-* packages that have peacefully existed in the AUR
for years without issue. As I have so far been unable to convince others of the
value of persistent naming, I prefer to leave things as they are.


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