[arch-dev-public] Proposal to add burp to [extra].

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 09:29:58 EDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 1:21 AM, Rashif Ray Rahman <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 9 April 2012 01:39, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> To introduce the tool for everyone, burp is an aur uploader written by
>> falconindy.
>> burp @ the aur: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=37216
>> I currently utilized burp in a script called repotoaur for devtools
>> and have yet to submit the script to devtools.
>> The patch that introduces it is at https://gist.github.com/2339399
>> Repotoaur's purpose is to make it easy to move packages from the
>> supported repos to the aur by introducing 2 commands to devtools
>> called community2aur and extra2aur.
>> In order for repotoaur to get included into devtools, burp will need
>> to be in [extra].
>> Since bringing an AUR uploader into the supported repos is a grey
>> area, I would like to start a discussion on the appropriateness of
>> bringing in burp.
>> My opinion is that it would be fine since all it is, is an aur package
>> uploader and nothing more.
>> What do you guys think?
> Why not just introduce the same functionality to dbscripts? That way we
> have no grey, white or red area to hop between. We can have both an import
> and export operation to bring in and drop packages from and to AUR.

I guess this could be an option.
But it would feel awkward if implemented this way.
db-scripts afaik is mainly to deal directly with the pacman db and my
script doesn't do that.
In fact, my script is partially copied and inspired from crossrepomove
in the devtools which is why I think it belongs there.
The only reason I would say to include it into db-scripts would be to
avoid this conversation entirely.

> eg.:
> * db-drop, or db-remove --to-aur;
> * db-adopt $aur_pkg $destination_repo (this would do the necessary addition
> to svn, packager can then check out the package as per usual)

I would like to avoid writing an adoption script for the aur that
automatically moves aur pkgs to the supported repos because the
quality of the pkg should be reviewed by a tu/dev before moving it
since the aur has pkgs of varying quality.

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