[arch-general] Default value of "j" in makeflags of makepkg.conf

Paul Gideon Dann pdgiddie at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 10:53:08 EST 2014

On Friday 03 Jan 2014 16:26:27 Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Error and inexperience can occur while learning. If you upload to the
> AUR, I expect you to have polished and finished material, not your first
> draft.
> There's enough places with kind people who will look at your PKGBUILD
> and point out your mistakes. The AUR isn't one of those places.

If these packages actually are "first drafts", then yeah, people are not actually taking their 
packages seriously, and maybe the AUR would benefit from a scratchbox area.  However, 
my experience is that many people respond well when I point out the mistakes they've 

Many people are happy with "it works", and fail to see the purpose of going out of their 
way to ensure their work is "correct".  Such people benefit from the input of those of us 
who for whom this comes more naturally.

Bottom line: many people who own packages on the AUR simply want to install the 
software, with the minimum amount of effort, and thought it would be nice to share their 
hacked-together PKGBUILD with others to save them the trouble.  If we want to enforce 
package correctness and good practice, we need more automation to flag those sorts of 


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