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

stef stef_204 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 10 15:58:21 UTC 2014

On Wed, 9/10/14, Nuno Araujo <nuno.araujo at russo79.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [aur-general] AUR Best Practice for New Package Upload
 To: aur-general at archlinux.org
 Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:23 PM
 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
 Nuno Araujo <nuno.araujo at russo79.com>

Nuno, sorry but I'm lost here.  To me a "split package" is 2 separate packages, one for the CLI and another one for the GUI.  The GUI will only include the GUI itself (GTK+) obviously and not the actual program which will be listed as a dependency.

So, does that not imply 2 separate PKGBUILD's and 2 separate packages? One for CLI and one for GUI?

Sorry but I'm obviously missing something.  I looked at wiki AUR packaging standard but not finding what you are referring to.  You are referring to a single PKGBUILD.

Can you please explain or refer me to proper wiki section?


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