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#1 2007-04-10 18:17:02

BeardedYeti
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Registered: 2006-03-26
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does pacman -Syu replace packages customized with ABS?

I used abs to add keyboard DVD navigation to mplayer the other day. (it involved enabling a compiler flag in the PKGBUILD) I assume that if I upgrade my system using pacman my customized version will be replaced. I guess what I'm trying to say is: is there some method to automatically build and install packages with a customized PKGBUILD on every upgrade so that I don't have to do it manually?

On the one hand it sounds plausible because that must be how all these source-based distros must work. On the other hand, I imagine that compiler flags must change occasionally between releases...

TIA

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#2 2007-04-10 18:40:20

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: does pacman -Syu replace packages customized with ABS?

The method is to write a script - functionality of that sort is not available by default.

There are two ways to stop pacman overwriting your customised package - Add it to an IgnorePkg line in pacman.conf, or give your version a different name.

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#3 2007-04-10 18:47:54

BeardedYeti
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Re: does pacman -Syu replace packages customized with ABS?

wow, thanks for the fast reply!

This wasn't really the answer I was hoping for, but I guess there isn't really a pressing need for that kind of functionality.

I just get really excited about always having the latest versions of all the software, and I know I'll get lazy and forget to upgrade my customized packages. tongue

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#4 2007-04-10 18:49:58

lucke
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Registered: 2004-11-30
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Re: does pacman -Syu replace packages customized with ABS?

Have a peek at srcpac.

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#5 2007-04-10 19:26:41

tomk
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Re: does pacman -Syu replace packages customized with ABS?

lucke - very good point, and one I'm always forgetting about. Thanks. smile

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#6 2007-04-10 19:36:22

BeardedYeti
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Re: does pacman -Syu replace packages customized with ABS?

lucke wrote:

Have a peek at srcpac.

Ooh, I'll have to play with this when I get home!

Looks good. thank you cool

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