[arch-dev-public] Can we have optional deps on AUR packages?

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Wed Apr 19 20:47:47 UTC 2017

On 19.04.2017 21:50, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
> I just wanted to clear this up with the other TUs: Is it ok for [community]
> packages to have optional deps on AUR packages or not?

We generally tell people that we do not support AUR packages and because
of this there are no AUR (download/install) helpers in the repos. If you
start adding such dependencies that goes against this idea of separation.

Actually I can't even think of a way to explain why AUR helpers and AUR
packages are not supported while at the same time telling people to
install them. This just doesn't fit.

Just pull the packages into the repos or don't include the deps.


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