[arch-general] adding Polybar to offical Repos

Ben Oliver ben at bfoliver.com
Wed Jul 22 09:50:15 UTC 2020

On 2020-07-22 14:54:13, Ram Kumar via arch-general wrote:
>is is possible to include Polybar to the official packages under extra or
>community? if not could u plz explain?

Polybar requires optional modules to be already installed before you compile 
it. Once built with those, it won't run without those dependencies installed.

So to have a pre-compiled version you would need to either force-install every 
optional dependency with the Arch package (no longer 'optional', and kills 
extendability), or make decisions on which features to include/exclude (no 
longer 'customisable').

Unless this changes I don't see that polybar is compatible with Arch 
packaging. However, the AUR is an ideal place for it.

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