Package Details: owlink-git 0.0.0-1

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Package Base: owlink-git
Description: An open Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) implementation written in C
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: owl, owl-git, owlink
Provides: owl-git, owlink
Submitter: frol
Maintainer: frol
Last Packager: frol
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.72
First Submitted: 2019-09-15 11:16
Last Updated: 2019-09-15 11:51

Latest Comments

frol commented on 2019-09-15 11:53

@0x9fff00 Done

0x9fff00 commented on 2019-09-15 11:49

@frol Seems like you forgot to update .SRCINFO

0x9fff00 commented on 2019-09-15 11:41

@frol Actually, it would probably be best to keep it so it still conflicts with this owl-git package which doesn't provide owl.

0x9fff00 commented on 2019-09-15 11:37

@frol If a new owl-git package provides owl (which it should), it's redundant to conflict with owl-git as it would be covered by the conflict with owl (though it doesn't hurt to leave it in)

frol commented on 2019-09-15 11:27

@0x9fff00 I have created owlink-git package, submitted a merge request (it is pending; I should only wait for someone else to accept the request, right?), sent a PR to the upstream fixing the references. It seems that I only left with the last step, that is I should remove owl-git from provides, but I don't think I should drop it from the conflicts as /usr/bin/owl will, most certainly, get into conflict there.

0x9fff00 commented on 2019-09-15 10:57

Here's what I believe is the correct process:

1. Create a new package owlink-git with the following changes (I also added git to makedepends as it's required for downloading the sources):

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 8a21537..f712288 100644
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 # Maintainer: Vlad Frolov <>

 pkgdesc='An open Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) implementation written in C'
@@ -8,7 +8,9 @@ arch=('i686' 'x86_64' 'armv7h' 'armv6h' 'aarch64')
 depends=('libpcap' 'libev' 'libnl')
+makedepends=('cmake' 'git')
+provides=('owlink' 'owl-git')
+conflicts=('owlink' 'owl' 'owl-git')

2. Submit a merge request to merge owl-git into owlink-git
3. Change all references to owl-git (in the opendrop/opendrop-git packages and in the installation instructions on GitHub) to owlink-git
4. Remove owl-git from provides and conflicts so a new owl-git package can be created as a VCS version of owl

frol commented on 2019-09-15 09:27

@0x9fff00 This package is a VCS version of owl project (, so this is just a regular naming collision. Do you happen to know how to gracefully handle the package renaming? Should I remove this one (disown?) and create a new one?

0x9fff00 commented on 2019-09-13 21:10

This package should be renamed to owlink-git (or something similar) as the current name implies that it's the VCS version of the owl package, which is a different program. It should also provide owlink and conflict with owl (since it also includes the file /usr/bin/owl).