Package Details: sway-git r5942.3f77591b-1

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Package Base: sway-git
Description: i3-compatible Wayland compositor
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Keywords: wayland
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: sway
Provides: sway
Submitter: SirCmpwn
Maintainer: SirCmpwn
Last Packager: SirCmpwn
Votes: 130
Popularity: 1.22
First Submitted: 2015-08-16 14:05
Last Updated: 2020-01-24 13:47

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SirCmpwn commented on 2019-01-17 00:45

Update wlroots-git.

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rpodgorny commented on 2020-05-18 17:10

@SirCmpwn: i'd also like to hear the reasoning behind the "strip" and "debug" override. ;-) (i also think it should go) thanks!

Ferdi265 commented on 2020-05-18 16:57

Since I have not received an answer to my question, I have created an alternative AUR package that does not override the strip option: sway-no-strip-override-git

Ferdi265 commented on 2020-05-07 15:09


about rucci's question: If the scripts in the contrib dir shouldn't be in the sway package, then there should probably be a sway-contrib package containing them.

Ferdi265 commented on 2020-05-02 14:24

I'm once again asking my question from January (see below), since I haven't received an answer.

Is there any reason why the PKGBUILD overrides the strip option to off? Having both strip and debug activated is a legitimate use case (it produces a separate package, see below), and the way the PKGBUILD is configured means I have to edit the PKGBUILD before every update.

I have raised this concern for wlroots-git as well, and the maintainer of the PKGBUILD for that package has already accepted the request to remove the override for strip.

If you don't want to change the package that is fine, but I will most likely create a derived AUR package that doesn't have the override in it.

SirCmpwn commented on 2020-03-31 21:56

No, and the official package shouldn't have them either.

rucci commented on 2020-03-31 21:55

Can you include the scripts inside the contrib dir like the official package does?

L0ric0 commented on 2020-03-12 10:29

when updating sway-git with a aurhelper i often run into the problem that i am unable to build it if at the same time someting changed in wlroots-git. As that is the case shouldn't wlroots-git also be in the makedeps?

Gamma commented on 2020-01-23 23:09

Now that alacritty is the default $term, should it be in optdepends instead of rxvt-unicode? (Ditto for the sway package proper)

E: Thanks!

Ferdi265 commented on 2020-01-09 17:33

Is there any reason why the PKGBUILD overrides the strip option to off?

Having both debug and strip activated produces a separate debug package that will be installed to /usr/src/debug and /usr/lib/debug.

Having debug and !strip activated produces a single packages with binaries containing debug info, which reference the build folder however.

Many AUR helpers clean the build directory after packaging, which removes the sources, making the debug infos often less useful in case of a crash.

If the strip option is not overridden to off, users are able to choose on their own, whether they want a separate debug package or not.

SirCmpwn commented on 2019-10-21 01:11

gcc is in base-devel, which is required to build any AUR package.