[pacman-dev] My first splitted package

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 10:40:39 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Samstag 17 Januar 2009 13:26:09 schrieb Allan McRae:
>> That PKGBUILD looks good to me.  The only comment I have is that if
>> someone does a "pacman -S phonon" they are going to get
>> phonon-backend-gstreamer installed by default as this will be the first
>> detected provider of phonon-backend.  So people are going to want to do
>> "pacman -S phonon-backend-foo" which will work because of the dependency
>> cycle in there.
>> I really do not know how to handle this better.  Maybe a post install
>> message for phonon saying a backend is needed.  I am sure there is
>> another package like that in one of the repos but cannot remember what
>> it is...
> It is similar to the libgl stuff. If you install anything that depends on it
> pacman will grab fglrx or whatever comes first. So until pacman get some
> implementation to ask the user to choose from different providers, we'll have
> to live with that. But that are rare cases and not related to splitted
> packages.
> The next one I'll try is php. It should be more complex but there won't be
> strange dependencies between sub packages.

Thanks a bunch for trying this out, Pierre. It should get it closer to
release knowing someone is putting it through the paces with real


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