[aur-general] Fwd: Re: How do I show a AUR Rebuild as a newer build?

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 21 01:01:56 UTC 2018

On 10/20/18 7:51 AM, Tinu Weber wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 12:11:04 +0100, Jonathon Fernyhough wrote:
>> On 20/10/2018 03:05, hagar wrote:
>>> Because of the Maintainers increasing pkgrel I was considering
>>> increasing the pkgrel by 0.01 each new build.
>>> This would allow for 99 subsequent builds on each pkgrel.
>>> The docs say that it can be of type ver.subver.
>>> would this work?
>> I use this approach when rebuilding any archlinux32 packages for
>> manjaro32. arch32 builds Arch PKGBUILDs with a "tenths" pkgrel bump (1
>> -> 1.0, 1.1 etc.), so for any of my rebuilds I add a "thousandths" bump
>> (1.0 -> 1.01 etc.).
> Wouldn't that be a "hundredth"? :-P
> Joke aside, vercmp seems to cope fine even for multiple dots (so you
> could have something like 1.0.1 in the pkgrel).

No you cannot, makepkg is far stricter than pacman/libalpm/vercmp about
most things, and in this case, as with many other packaging details,
makepkg explicitly forbids this.

Allan has stated his absolute refusal to permit it:

"I am still very much against going beyond x.y for pkgrel. In fact, I
only begrudgingly accept the need for .y in there."

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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