Package Details: par 1.52-8

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Package Base: par
Description: Paragraph reformatter
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: None
Maintainer: pancho
Last Packager: pancho
Votes: 43
Popularity: 0.096678
First Submitted: 2005-04-18 14:04
Last Updated: 2019-12-29 10:18

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pancho commented on 2020-09-04 06:20

I've added an issue to track this effort:

pancho commented on 2020-09-04 05:20

@ifreund notified me back in march via the out-of-date mechanism that a new version (1.53) was available upstream¹ (yup, after 19 years since the 1.52 release) \o/.

Unfortunately, the i18n patch that we are applying to the 1.52, and which confers par the ability to deal with UTF-8, does not apply cleanly to 1.53. The par author has introduced some fixes to the locale handling for (single byte) charsets other than US ASCII, but no support for multibyte encodings² yet.

Until the i18n patch gets updated to apply to 1.53 (any uptakers?), I would say that we are better off as we are.

zimpenfish commented on 2019-05-13 09:36

This also works happily on armv7h if you add it to the architectures list.

basileios commented on 2018-09-29 22:41

Thank you @pancho! I've just installed the update.

pancho commented on 2018-09-29 20:59

Thanks for the tip, @basileios!

I've adopted the package and implemented the requested changes. I've used v4 of the i18n patch, which fixed some issues.


basileios commented on 2018-09-24 13:45

PKGBUILD is broken.

How to fix the broken link and apply the multibyte character support patch:

source=(${url}/Par152.tar.gz ${url}/par_1.52-i18n.3.diff.gz)

md5sums=('4ccacd824171ba2c2f14fb8aba78b9bf' 'e79b448cb14323a39d817afce4847cdf')

prepare() {
    cd "$_dirname"
    patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/par_1.52-i18n.3.diff"

antoyo commented on 2018-05-19 13:10

The sourcefiles domain was not renewed. nicemice works fine, though:

urimon commented on 2018-03-19 08:45

I think we need to host the packages else where since based on the pattern; One or the other may go down.

parnmatt commented on 2018-03-04 13:05

It seems sourcefiles isn't responding but nicemice is

bruh commented on 2017-09-04 17:21

Nicemice's website is down yet again ;(
I've managed to fetch it via, though: Might wanna change the source :)