[pacman-dev] [PATCH 6/6] doc/PKGBUILD: update regarding versioned package fields
dan at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 18 08:48:40 EDT 2011
Add the info that versioned replaces are now supported, as well as
beefing up some of the other places touching on versioned fields.
Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org>
doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt | 21 ++++++++++++---------
1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
diff --git a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
index 17d0b47..60d8e53 100644
@@ -178,18 +178,19 @@ disables auto detection.
An array of packages that will conflict with this package (i.e. they
cannot both be installed at the same time). This directive follows the
- same format as depends. Versioned conflicts are also supported.
+ same format as depends. Versioned conflicts are supported using the
+ operators as described in `depends`.
An array of ``virtual provisions'' this package provides. This allows
a package to provide dependencies other than its own package name. For
example, the dcron package can provide 'cron', which allows packages to
depend on 'cron' rather than 'dcron OR fcron'.
- Versioned provisions are also possible, in the 'name=version' format.
- For example, dcron can provide 'cron=2.0' to satisfy the 'cron>=2.0'
- dependency of other packages. Provisions involving the `>` and `<`
- operators are invalid as only specific versions of a package may be
+Versioned provisions are also possible, in the 'name=version' format. For
+example, dcron can provide 'cron=2.0' to satisfy the 'cron>=2.0' dependency of
+other packages. Provisions involving the `>` and `<` operators are invalid as
+only specific versions of a package may be provided.
If the provision name appears to be a library (ends with .so), makepkg will
try to find the library in the built package and append the correct
@@ -199,9 +200,11 @@ version. Appending the version yourself disables auto detection.
An array of packages this package should replace. This can be used
to handle renamed/combined packages. For example, if the 'j2re' package
is renamed to 'jre', this directive allows future upgrades to continue
- as expected even though the package has moved. Sysupgrade is currently
- the only pacman operation that utilizes this field, a normal sync will
- not use its value.
+ as expected even though the package has moved. Versioned replaces are
+ supported using the operators as described in `depends`.
+Sysupgrade is currently the only pacman operation that utilizes this field.
+A normal sync or upgrade will not use its value.
This array allows you to override some of makepkg's default behavior
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