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#1 2019-02-11 17:25:43

fofoni
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[SOLVED] Version numbers after the dash; PKGBUILDs for official pkgs

Hello!

First of all: I read somewhere, but I'm not sure that it's correct, that package version numbers after the dash are for archlinux-specific packaging updates. For example, if pacman upgrades a package from version 1.2.3-7 to 1.2.3-8, this means that there were no changes upstream (the source code, data, etc used are the same), but there were packaging changes (for example, a new patch was applied, or the installation path for some files changed). Is my understanding correct?

My second question is: where can I see what exactly are these packaging changes? I know that AUR packages have PKGBUILD's, and I can see them by cloning aur.archlinux.org/packagename.git . Do packages in the official repositories have PKGBUILDs?

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#2 2019-02-11 17:28:26

loqs
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Re: [SOLVED] Version numbers after the dash; PKGBUILDs for official pkgs

On the first question yes.  On the second see See Arch_Build_System.

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#3 2019-02-11 19:38:21

dmartins
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Re: [SOLVED] Version numbers after the dash; PKGBUILDs for official pkgs

I didn't notice it mentioned on the wiki, but from the browser, I like to use https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ to see changes to a package. Just click "View Changes" after finding the package you're interested in.

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#4 2019-02-11 19:54:05

eschwartz
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Re: [SOLVED] Version numbers after the dash; PKGBUILDs for official pkgs

dmartins wrote:

I didn't notice it mentioned on the wiki, but from the browser, I like to use https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ to see changes to a package. Just click "View Changes" after finding the package you're interested in.

All this does is add a dependency on a web browser in order to make you click around a bunch of links and finally get to the exact same git repository that is cloned by https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar … _using_Git


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