[pacman-dev] [PATCH 4/5] makepkg: add soprovides support

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 09:49:37 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Florian Pritz
<bluewind at server-speed.net> wrote:
> On 19.01.2011 19:54, Dan McGee wrote:
>> It is most definitely not a valid pkgver (dash) or pkgrel (not a
>> number).
> The dash here just seperates pkgver from pkgrel.
> Did a quick test with libc.so=6-x86_64_Linux as dependency and a package
> called libc.so with that pkgver and pkgrel and it worked just fine.

"Works" was not the standard to meet here. The standard is what the
prevailing values tend to be (which is integers or decimals), what we
may enforce in the future.

Perhaps more importantly, this is still wrong (I can't run your i686
binary on my i386 system as it seems to indicate) and if we do keep
it, it has *nothing* to do with a version in the normal ordering
sense- it would belong as part of the provision name.


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