[arch-general] Unofficial Repository Guidelines

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 21 02:14:27 EST 2012

[2012-11-20 23:07:28 -0800] Jesus Alvarez:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 04:39:53PM +1100, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> > Having your personal repository in open access is great!
> Does that mean not PGP signed?

No, it means making the repository publicly accessible, as opposed to
keeping it on a private server. This is independent from whether or not
you sign packages - which of course you should.

> > I would just additionally recommend putting a short banner at the root
> > of your repository to act both as a short howto and legal statement;
> > here is mine for instance:
> >
> > 	http://arch.vesath.org/00.README.TXT
> I do this with an index.html file. For example,
>     http://demizerone.com/archzfs

Even better.

> Is there some special meaning to 00.README.TXT? Does pacman pick that up
> and display it in the terminal?

No; it's just catchy. :)


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