[aur-general] What is pkgrel and why/how should I use it?
nerdstep710 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 23:28:53 UTC 2020
On Tue, Mar 3, 2020, 5:23 PM Doug Newgard via aur-general <
aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Mar 2020 13:29:30 -0600
> karx via aur-general <aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > correct?
> > Yash
> > 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
> > >
> Kind of. pkgrel is for changes to the built package, there's plenty of
> you can make to the PKGBUILD that don't change the actual package; those
> require a pkgrel change.
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