[aur-general] Duplicate packages

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Tue Apr 7 02:02:09 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, April 07, 2015 12:46:41 AM Justin Dray wrote:
> Hi,
> I was just wondering what the process is when someone finds duplicate
> pacakges? Assuming I'm not the owner of either package, but someone has
> uploaded foo and foobar and both provide the same thing, what would be the
> best we to get that resolved? It's quite annoying to have to read 2+
> pkgbuilds to see which one is actually decent when all I want to be able to
> do is install the package.
> Regards,
> Justin

To Justin,

When comparing packages on the AUR, you should check the source in the 
PKGBUILD. You can only claim that the packages are the same if they contain 
the same source. In fact, when compiling from the AUR, you should be reading 
source code anyway (not just PKGBUILD  code).

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