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#1 2020-06-09 11:22:18

Ramb0
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Why no package for gtags?

Dear community,
I wanted to try the helm-gtags layer in spacemacs and it required gtags to be installed. https://www.gnu.org/software/global/
I had to go through the process of installing it manually since it does not have any package in AUR. And it was a pain.
I see that there used to be a package in AUR for gtags but not anymore.
Is this project not used by anyone? Is it because there better alternatives?
The project is still actively developed apparently (last updates are from a month ago).
Is it worth packaging?
Phil

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#2 2020-06-09 11:32:03

schard
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

If you use it, it would have been worth packaging, yes.
You implied that you did not do this and thusly did not install it via pacman, which is a bad idea, since now you have program files on your system not tracked by the package manager.
If you'd have just created a PKGBUILD and installed the built package using pacman, you could just have published the former within the AUR, so other potential users could have benefited from this also.

tl;dr

Ramb0 wrote:

Is it worth packaging?

Yes, and you should have done it.

Last edited by schard (2020-06-09 11:33:01)

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#3 2020-06-09 11:34:08

robt77
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

Is this the package you mean

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/comm … 64/global/

If so it is in the Community repo

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#4 2020-06-09 11:39:42

Ramb0
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

@robt77 It is this package indeed! How did you find it? I was looking for "gtags" but the name of the package is "global 6.6.4-1"...

@schard thx for the advice!

Last edited by Ramb0 (2020-06-09 11:40:05)

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#5 2020-06-09 11:42:21

robt77
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

felt it was strange something provided by GNU was not in main repos - so searched by the term global rather than gtags.  Nothing fancy

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#6 2020-06-09 11:51:55

Ramb0
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

good thinking

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#7 2020-06-09 11:55:27

V1del
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

For future reference, if you know the command but not the package

pacman -Fy #Like -Sy but for package file information
pacman -F gtags

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pa … cific_file

Last edited by V1del (2020-06-09 11:56:52)

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#8 2020-06-10 07:08:42

Ramb0
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Re: Why no package for gtags?

Thx @V1del ! We learn! +1

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