[pacman-dev] Version specs in replaces

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 19:44:23 EST 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, February 17, 2011, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 06:00, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> On 17/02/11 10:42, Dan McGee wrote:
>>>> So the first command makes sense, and at least right now we parse
>>>> conflicts like we do depends- we allow version specifiers. However, I
>>>> found the oddity with REPLACES when doing some archweb work tonight.
>>>> Should we be allowing this? Should it be restricted to '=' only like
>>>> provides? I'm not sure, so please chime in.
>>> I am struggling to think of any case where it would be appropriate to have a
>>> version in a replaces entry.
>>> Allan
>> I ran into this the other day. An example would be python-yaml in
>> community. Currently it's for python 2. I'm going to switch it so that
>> there's a python2-yaml package and python-yaml would be python3. It
>> would make sense for python2-yaml to
>> REPLACES=("python-yaml<$py3k_version")
> Any other input from anyone before Allan and I lock the definition
> down, and then make the code work appropriately?

Versioned replace sounds good to me, and Daenyth provided an example.

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