[aur-general] AUR Best Practice for New Package Upload
nuno.araujo at russo79.com
Wed Sep 10 16:46:17 UTC 2014
On mer, 2014-09-10 at 08:58 -0700, stef wrote:
> 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?
No, for quite some time now now create multiple packages from a single
PKGBUILD. Take a look at  for an example of a single PKGBUILD that
creates a package both for python2 and python3 for instance.
Another a bit more complex example can be found at .
> 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?
As for documenting split packages, just take a look at the PKGBUILD man
page . :)
Nuno Araujo <nuno.araujo at russo79.com>
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