[aur-general] What is pkgrel and why/how should I use it?

karx nerdstep710 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 19:29:30 UTC 2020

Hi Georg, thank you for your reply.
If I am understanding correctly, pkgrel is for changes to the
PKGBUILD, and pkgver is for changes to the actual sources. Is this


On 3/3/20, Georg <g.schlisio at dukun.de> wrote:
> Hi Yash,
> and welcome to archlinux.
> pkgrel is the internal revision of the package, e.g. the packaging
> version. This allows improvements on the package without bumping the
> software release version and is often used for binary rebuild to adapt
> to changed dependencies etc.
> Georg

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