[aur-requests] [PRQ#407] Deletion Request for python-argparse

LoneVVolf lonewolf at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 5 05:03:16 EDT 2014

On 04-08-14 18:03, Eduardo Machado wrote:
>     > This actually makes sense to me. Most people will only want one
>     version
>     > or the other of the lib, depending on what software is using it.
>     Having
>     > it as a split package forces them to build both and have all the
>     deps
>     > for both installed. Makes sense in a binary repo, not so much in the
>     > AUR.
> I thinked just liked this after i built these packages, and therefore, 
> i discovered that some of then aren' t
> compatible with python2 and python3, two of then are python2 only, so 
> i had to comment some lines to
> hide the python3 part. but i thought this was a bad solution to only 
> keep the script ready for python3 compatibility.
>     I just built the python-argparse split package in less than three
>     seconds. Build time isn't a valid argument here. Also, I highly
>     recommend building all AUR packages inside a chroot; otherwise,
>     you have
>     no control of what happens on your file system (think of broken build
>     scripts that ignore $(DESTDIR) etc.)
>     I think it is a good idea to use split packages unless there are good
>     reasons not to do so. Note that the AUR can also be viewed as a
>     staging
>     area for source packages that might eventually be moved to the
>     official
>     repositories. Not using split packages means more work for Trusted
>     Users
>     and developers when moving.
> Thinking this way you are right.
> Personally i don't mind to work with one or another spec. But i would 
> like the advise of yours to standardize this "trade of". ;)

Nobody is forced to build everything in a split package.
Aur packages are meant to be build with makepkg, and it's --pkg option 
allows you to select which packages of a split package will be build.

If aur helpers don't support that functionality, register a bug report 
with their maintainers.

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