[aur-general] Package depends on 'provides' of another package

Christopher Reimer mail at creimer.net
Sat Sep 5 19:22:46 UTC 2015

On 05.09.2015 20:15, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
> On 05/09, Christopher Reimer wrote:
>> Unfortunately aurweb is unable to resolve vdr-api back to the actual
>> vdr package.
>> So either it's a bug in aurweb or my construct (vdr-plugin --> vdr-api
>> - --> vdr) is way to complex an there's an easier approach.
> It has nothing to do with being unable to. aurweb would be fully able
> to. It's that that's not how provides work. This behaviour is exactly
> like if you eg try doing a `pacman -Si` on the provide. Provides just
> provide another name for conflict resolution, and depending on a provide
> will likely never link to the package page of some random PKGBUILD that
> provides it because many things could provide the same thing and it's
> not a real package name.
That makes sense. But I still don't know how to depend on vdr-api with a
different pkgver than vdr itself.

As this can happen, as it happened before.



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