On 08/31/2016 01:36 PM, ShadowKyogre via aur-general wrote:
I'll be re-putting the updates on the AUR.
Hopefully they don't disappear this time. I'll have to make local clones of all my AUR packages so this doesn't happen again.
Why do you not already have local clones?
It seems a bit... inefficient... to re-clone a repository under someone else's control every time you want to update something.
So, why should AUR packages be different from any other form of source code?
If you want a good example of a way to manage multiple AUR packages, this is what I do (uses git subtrees): https://github.com/eli-schwartz/pkgbuilds/tree/base
It has the advantage of preventing common maintainer mistakes (forgetting to update .SRCINFO/updpkgsums, autofilling default commit messages, handling remotes on-the-fly for new packages, etc.)
Basically, additional reasons for being ordered about this sort of thing, in case you weren't convinced already. :)