Package Todo Lists

Todo lists are used by the developers when a rebuild of a set of packages is needed. This is common when a library has a version bump, during a toolchain rebuild, or a general cleanup of packages in the repositories. The progress can be tracked here, and completed todo lists can be browsed as well.

Name Creation Date Creator Description Package Count Incomplete Count Kind Status
dnsutils to ldns migration 2013-03-11 Gaetan Bisson We are removing dnsutils from [core]. (It cannot be built independently from bind anymore, and the whole thing is becoming a mess anyhow.) Please update your packages to depend on ldns instead (already in [core]). While dnsutils provided three similar DNS query tools (dig, host, nslookup), ldns provides drill, a near-drop-in replacement for dig (which can therefore easily replace host and nslookup too). To update, you must replace all calls to dig/host/nslookup in your packages to calls to drill. Simple calls such as `dig` can simply be rewritten as `drill`; see `drill -h` for more details and please contact me if you cannot figure out how to migrate. Updated packages may go directly in [extra] or [community]. See: 4 0 Rebuild Complete
MariaDB migration 2013-03-03 Bartłomiej Piotrowski Please rebuild (and test!) your packages against MariaDB: * mysql → mariadb * libmysqlclient → libmariadbclient * mysql-clients → mariadb-clients Goes to [staging]/[community-staging]. More info: 48 0 Rebuild Complete
ruby 2.0.0 rebuild 2013-03-03 Thomas Dziedzic The ruby .so had a version bump. Gems also need a rebuild. put pkgs into staging 30 0 Rebuild Complete
Mesa 9.1 unification 2013-02-23 Andreas Radke New mesa pkg provides: 'libglapi' 'osmesa' 'libgbm' 'libgles' 'libegl' 'khrplatform-devel'. Configure checks may fail over gl.pc (part of mesa) when checking for and no 'libgl' can be found. Add mesa-libgl to makedepends then. New 'mesa-libgl' should not be used in the dependency array and always only as a makedependency. Then your package links to and needs generic 'libgl' runtime dependency to allow users to choose mesa-libgl | nvidia-utils | catalyst-utils that all provide 'libgl'. Namcap won't detect the dependency on 'libgl' !!! Fix your PKGBUILDs where needed when you will do usual updates or users claim about broken abs rebuilds. There should be no need to do rebuilds. The following packages link to : 186 0 Rebuild Complete
Qt -> Qt4 2013-02-18 Andrea Scarpino - Replace qt with qt4 or switch to qt5-base - Check that your package install the qt4 plugins into /usr/lib/qt4/plugins - Check that your package install the qt4 imports into /usr/lib/qt4/imports Use qmake4 to explicitly refer to qt4 when both qt4 and qt5 are installed. Packages go in [staging]. 160 0 Rebuild Complete
libarchive 3.1.x rebuild 2013-02-09 Dan McGee Don't start building for this yet, please, until we get a few of the current rebuilds moved along. Will update this description when we should start. => 16 0 Rebuild Complete
x264 and ffmpeg 2013-02-07 Ionuț Mircea Bîru This todo list is for both soname bumps since most of them can be done in the same time usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ usr/lib/ | usr/lib/ 42 0 Rebuild Complete
Clean-up $pkgdir usage 2013-02-02 Allan McRae This is a list of all packages that use $pkgdir in their build() function. This can occur for several reasons: 1) The package only has a build() function. This is deprecated in pacman-4.1 and will produce a warning. These should be changed to package(). 2) Things are being written to $pkgdir in build() that should be done in package(). This is wrong as those files can end up with the wrong permissions and will break completely with pacman-4.1. 3) The build system is somewhat weird and requires you to specify the install location in build(), but nothing is written during this stage. For split packages, this is not good as $pkdir is not well defined during build()... 739 0 Rebuild Complete
Do not use $startdir 2013-02-02 Allan McRae Always use $srcdir and $pkgdir and not rely on the relationship to $startdir. These are wrong when BUILDDIR is set and with pacman-4.1, $pkgdir will not be the same as $startdir/pkg. 25 0 Rebuild Complete
graphviz-2.30.0 2013-02-01 Gaetan Bisson The only soname change this release brings is the deprecation of Please rebuild your packages against this new version and let me know if you experience difficulties. 3 0 Rebuild Complete
ghc 7.6.2 2013-01-31 Thomas Dziedzic Make sure the dependencies are first rebuilt. Rebuild against staging. Also, make sure you depend on ghc=7.6.2-1 Now is the time to update the haskell pkgs. 43 0 Rebuild Complete
ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs 2013.1.13 rebuild 2013-01-28 Eric Bélanger => 4 0 Rebuild Complete
boost 1.52.0 2013-01-21 Stéphane Gaudreault boost-1.52.0-1 is in [staging]. Update from 1.50 to 1.52 with soname change. 64 0 Rebuild Complete
ICU 50.1.2 2013-01-19 Andreas Radke This one brings a hidden ABI change reverting the one from 50.1.1 - no .so bump. We rebuild all packages not to run into nasty bugs. 29 0 Rebuild Complete
imagemagick- rebuild 2013-01-15 Eric Bélanger /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ 14 0 Rebuild Complete
libcdio/libcdio-paranoia rebuild 2013-01-08 Jan de Groot upstream has changed API and ABI with libcdio 0.90. Because of license issues, libcdio-paranoia has been split into a standalone package. Please adjust dependencies where needed. 23 0 Rebuild Complete