[arch-projects] mBira project

Dusty Phillips buchuki at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 15:23:33 EDT 2005

Since AUR can contain unofficial PKGBUILDs, I question the utility of
this? Why don't users with binary package dbs submit the packages to
AUR instead.

The answer, of course, will be "because they have to build the
packages themselves". To this end, I think a script based on sourcepac
that automatically downloads PKGBUILDs and builds them would be more

The script could then be integrated into pajman so that the end user
wouldn't have to know the difference between getting from a pacman
repo and getting from the unofficial packages.

My question, really is "what is the point of personal user
repositories?" Then again assuming they have a point, I think mBira is
a great idea.


On 6/1/05, cactus <cactus at solarblue.net> wrote:
> Phrakture and I have been working on a binary repository aggregator, for
> personal user repositories.
> http://mbira.cactuswax.net
> Goals:
> 1) To help reduce the disjoint nature of personal repositories.
> 2) To make searching for binary packages easier.
> 3) Replace the PRIMAL utility
> 4) Potentially interface with he AUR when possible.
> It should be noted that mBira is not an attempt to replace the AUR. It
> was meant to fill the gap between the binary packages that make it into
> the AUR community repo, and those packages held only by users.
> Binary package information is culled from a personal repository, not
> uploaded to mbira. pkgbuilds are not dealt with in mbira, as that is
> what the AUR is for.
> Comments and questions are welcome, either here, or in the mbira forums.
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