[aur-general] Split packages

stefan-husmann at t-online.de stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Mon Aug 22 11:58:37 UTC 2016

>Hi all,
>Christoph Gysin came up with the problem of split packages that conflict 
>each other, which is implementable in a PKGBUILD.
>As an example consider
>https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=pasystray which 
>defines pasystray and pasystray-gtk2 which cannot be installed both at 
>the same time. Neither aura nor yaourt supports such packages.
>There is no other package known to me, but there should be some 
>clarification, whether such a package is allowed.
>In my opinion, already the name "split package" indicates that these 
>should not conflict, otherwise it would not just be a split package, but 
>rather something like a "versioned package".
>In order to come to a conclusion for the discussion in the comments of 
>that AUR package, I would kindly ask you for your thoughts concerning 
>this problem.

I think Christoph is completely right here. The only issue I have with his PKGBUILD is 
that the conflict line should appear in both package functions and indicate the 
conflict to the other package.

yaourt and aura are unsupported tools.

But I am not a TU anymore.

Best Regards 

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