Package Details: evsieve 1.4.0-1

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Package Base: evsieve
Description: A utility for mapping events from Linux event devices.
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Licenses: GPL2, MIT
Submitter: Rudy
Maintainer: Rudy
Last Packager: Rudy
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.160232
First Submitted: 2021-01-17 12:51 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-06-05 10:24 (UTC)

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Ashark commented on 2022-06-24 11:25 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-25 15:30 (UTC) by Ashark)

I understand your thought. But I think this is a wrong assumption. Git packages are existing and used exactly for that purpose. People first install the normal version. And only in case of problems, or when they want to use a certain commit right now (before a release happens), they install git version. And of course they are aware of potential problems as that is not considered as released. You do not need to maintain it much. If the build process is not changed, it will be considered as updated even in case of new commits presented in upstream. See Edit: Ok, I will maintain it myself. Bug thanks for your utility!

Rudy commented on 2022-06-24 09:59 (UTC)

@Ashark: As the developer of evsieve, my policy is that the in-development version is not recommended for general use; in particular, I am not trying to keep the main branch backwards compatible. If some user were to use the git version, then they may find at some later point that a feature they relied on has been changed and now their script no longer works.

As such the README only documents the features of the stable version, provides build instruction for the stable version, and I only provide an AUR package for the stable version.

I suppose that building from the main branch is fine for the advanced user who opens Github issues to keep their scripts working, but the more casual user probably wants to just write a script once and then forget about it, and would not be amused if it were to break later because I just happened to whimsically change my mind.

Releasing an evsieve-git AUR package feels like implicitly endorsing the use of the git version as well, which is why I haven't made one so far.

Ashark commented on 2022-06-23 06:44 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-23 10:00 (UTC) by Ashark)

Hi! Wouldn't you like to add evsieve-git package to aur? You can take this for it:

# Maintainer: Kars Mulder <>
pkgdesc="A utility for mapping events from Linux event devices."
license=("GPL2" "MIT")
depends=("libevdev" "gcc-libs")
makedepends=("git" "rust")

pkgver() {
  cd "${_pkgname}"
  git describe --long --tags | sed 's/\([^-]*-g\)/r\1/;s/-/./g'

prepare() {
    cd "${_pkgname}"
    cargo fetch --locked --target x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

build() {
    cd "${_pkgname}"
    cargo build --release --frozen --target-dir=target

package() {
    cd "${_pkgname}"

    install -Dm 755 "target/release/${_pkgname}" -t "${pkgdir}/usr/bin"
    install -Dm 644 "COPYING" -t "$_pkg_license_dir"
    install -Dm 644 "LICENSE" -t "$_pkg_license_dir"
    cp -R licenses "$_pkg_license_dir"
    find "$_pkg_license_dir" -type f -exec chmod 644 -- {} +
    find "$_pkg_license_dir" -type d -exec chmod 755 -- {} +

Rudy commented on 2021-01-29 18:12 (UTC)

@joey_clay: Thank you for the feedback. The new version uses your suggested naming scheme for source.

joey_clay commented on 2021-01-29 16:26 (UTC)

Please consider changing source to:
Very handy for those of us who archive sources in SRCDEST.
Thank you for making evsieve, it's very useful and well-made!