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#1 2020-05-19 15:45:58

TheSheepGuy
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How frequenctly should I update a -git package?

I maintain vgmtrans-git, the reason for using a -git package instead of a regular one is that the developer doesn't have any releases and instead wants you to compile it from source. Should I update this package with every new commit, on a time basis (e.g. weekly, fortnightly, etc.), or when N commits have been made?

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#2 2020-05-19 15:48:58

Scimmia
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Re: How frequenctly should I update a -git package?

None of the above. Only update the PKGBUILD in the AUR when something needs changing.

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#3 2020-05-19 16:12:13

loqs
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Re: How frequenctly should I update a -git package?

If you update when nothing in the PKGBUILD has changed apart from the VCS version you produce a git log such as https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/log/?h=servo-git

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#4 2020-05-19 18:40:08

Trilby
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Re: How frequenctly should I update a -git package?

TheSheepGuy wrote:

I maintain vgmtrans-git, the reason for using a -git package instead of a regular one is that the developer doesn't have any releases and instead wants you to compile it from source.

No, this is not the reason for using a -git package.  Any non-git packages with releases would still be compiled from source (assuming it's a compiled program in the first place).  The reason for using a -git package is to be able to use the latest code regardless of whether or not there are tagged releases.

But for your actual question - as noted above.  No.  Don't update an -git PKGBUILD just to increment the commit number.


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#5 2020-05-19 23:59:54

eschwartz
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Registered: 2014-08-08
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Re: How frequenctly should I update a -git package?

loqs wrote:

If you update when nothing in the PKGBUILD has changed apart from the VCS version you produce a git log such as https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/log/?h=servo-git

I've opened an issue for this: https://github.com/archlinuxcn/lilac/issues/146


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