[aur-general] Doubt conflict array & request check PKGBUILDS

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 16 20:50:09 UTC 2019

On 10/16/19 4:22 PM, Iyán Méndez Veiga wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently adopted two packages from AUR: adwaita-qt and adwaita-qt4. Today 
> @morealaz (who is maintaining adwaita-qt-git) asked me to edit some of the 
> arrays in the PKGBUILD (please read comments in the AUR website) and after 
> reading the wiki I did a commit with those little changes.
> I am not sure if they are correct and he argues that I should a conflict array. 
> Can someone have a look at these two (three) PKGBUILDS and tell me if I should 
> change something and why?

Each version of adwaita-qt will install a single file IIRC, that file
being /usr/lib/qt/plugins/styles/adwaita.so

Thus, logically, one cannot install both the Qt4 and Qt5 versions
simultaneously, because the packages will error out with a conflicting
files message.

The solution is simple, and in accordance with long-standing package
policy, adwaita-qt is the "main" package, and all other packages must
provide/conflict against it. For more details, see:

The adwaita-qt5 name is different, since it is what this package used to
be called, and if anyone depends on "adwaita-qt5" which does not exist,
this package must provide that dependency.

(Some people might argue that the package should be called adwaita-qt5
anyway. It would match the naming for other qt5-* packages then.)

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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