[aur-general] Are AUR VCS packages that depend on AUR VCS packages from other projects a good idea and who should decide on that ?
bruno.n.pagani at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 13:33:32 UTC 2019
Le 16/04/2019 à 15:19, Lone_Wolf a écrit :
> Are AUR VCS packages that depend on AUR VCS packages from other
> projects a good idea and who should decide on that?
Upstream generally. If packages are tightly coupled (e.g. ring-* as far
as I’m concerned, or Intel GPU toolchain), they will likely depend on
the VCS version of the other packages. If not, then they should depend
on the normal version, and people are free to try substituting the VCS
version for any of them on their own (just like they are substituting
the initial package with the VCS one).
I don’t know enough mesa/llvm to tell how tightly coupled they are, but
I guess that if upstream asks this, then likely not so much. I also
don’t know how different the mesa-git PKGBUILD would be then, but you
can still maintain a local branch with the differences for your usecase.
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