[aur-general] Are AUR VCS packages that depend on AUR VCS packages from other projects a good idea and who should decide on that ?

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Wed May 1 03:18:22 UTC 2019

On Wed, 1 May 2019 01:07:43 +0200
Lone_Wolf <lonewolf at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Thanks for speaking freely, scimmia.
> The env var idea has been thrown out of the window.
> Time to summarize and tally .
> Option A. mesa-git depends on llvm trunk and PKGBUILD editing is needed 
> for those that want to build against stable llvm.
> Option B. mesa-git depends on llvm stable and those that want to build 
> against llvm trunk need to edit the PKGBUILD.

You're still not getting it. The diff you gave shows that the only differences
are in the depends and madedepends arrays. If that's the only difference, then
there *IS NO DIFFERENCE*. A dep on "llvm-libs" is satisfied by llvm-libs-git,
so it works in both cases, just as is intended. There is no editing the
PKGBUILD needed by users of either option. That's how "provides" works.


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