[aur-general] AUR Best Practice for New Package Upload

Nuno Araujo nuno.araujo at russo79.com
Wed Sep 10 11:23:07 UTC 2014

On mer, 2014-09-10 at 04:17 -0700, stef wrote:
> Lastly, what about splitting CLI only package from GUI?  Can I make only one package or is it advisable to dp one package for each?
> This would result in the actual program (CLI) in one package and the GUI on top of it in a different package.  It's more work to maintain 2 packages so is it necessary or advisable or can I stick to a single package?
Well, you can make a split package. This way you only have a PKGBUILD to
maintain. AUR now supports them by default so I see no major issues

The rule of thumb that I tend to apply now is:
Write a single PKGBUILD per downloaded file.
Make it a split package if necessary.

Nuno Araujo <nuno.araujo at russo79.com>
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