[aur-general] Split packages
scimmia at archlinux.info
Mon Aug 22 12:06:08 UTC 2016
On Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:53:04 +0200
Lukas Mosimann <mlukas at ethz.ch> wrote:
> 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.
While I'm not a fan, it's a valid PKGBUILD, there's a number of them in the
repos like this. If your helper can't handle it, it's the helper's problem.
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