[aur-general] AUR 3.0.0-rc1 released

WorMzy Tykashi wormzy.tykashi at gmail.com
Thu May 1 08:04:07 EDT 2014

On 1 May 2014 02:30, Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info> wrote:
> Yep, that was the concern exactly. Nothing insurmountable, just wanting to
> clarify how it works upfront.

I share this concern. I've just uploaded slim-git [1] to the aur-dev:

  pkgname=('slim-git' 'slimlock-git')

If I now wanted to change the pkgbase to something more encompassing, e.g.


I get the following error when I try to upload the aurball

  "You are not allowed to overwrite the slim-git package."

I assume this is because my updated PKGBUILD provides slim-git (and
slimlock-git), but is in essence a completely different package,
because of the different pkgbase value. In this situation, I cannot
upload the PKGBUILD and have the old one merged into it, due to the

As I understand it, my options are to either upload the new PKGBUILD
with different/temporary pkgnames, request to have the packages
merged, then undo the rename and upload the updated PKGBUILD again,
with the original pkgnames.

The other option, as Dave has suggested, is to submit the updated
PKGBUILD along with the merge request. Is this ideal, or would a patch
that can be applied directly onto the existing PKGBUILD be a better
idea? (or in this case, where a patch would be overkill, is it
preferable to just ask a TU to make the changes directly to the

Or alternatively, should pkgbase changes be disallowed completely,
except where it's really necessary?



[1] https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/pkgbase/slim-git/

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