[aur-general] Split packages

stefan-husmann at t-online.de stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Tue Aug 23 13:29:08 UTC 2016

>Betreff: Re: [aur-general] Split packages
>Datum: 2016-08-23T11:26:07+0200
>Von: "Levente Polyak" <anthraxx at archlinux.org>
>An: "aur-general at archlinux.org" <aur-general at archlinux.org>

>On 08/22/2016 01:58 PM, stefan-husmann at t-online.de wrote:
>> 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".

>that's wrong, split packages are there to build multiple packages from a
>single source without the need to duplicate PKGBUILD that use the very
>same source.
It was not me who wrote that.

>> 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.

>That's not needed, not everything needs cross-conflicting to all other
>packages providing the same.
>In your example you simply add to your pasystray-gtk2 package() function
>that it conflicts and provides pasystray, thats it.
>The pasystray does not need to know anything about the gtk2 variant.

That is exactly what I wanted to say. 

Best Regards, Stefan

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