[arch-projects] mBira project

cactus cactus at solarblue.net
Wed Jun 1 15:42:40 EDT 2005

To me, the main reason for the continued existence of personal 
repositories, is that the aur only allows a single package per name. If 
two people want to package the same utility differently, too bad. Only 
one person can "own" it in the aur.

Further, I custom compile several binaries (php with tidy-2.0 support 
for instance). If someone else wants to use my binary, then they are 
free to do so, instead of compiling it themselves.

Those are just two examples off the top of my head, why I think personal 
user repositories will never go away.

In all honesty, I am going to use mBira as a front end to my personal 
binary repository (replacing my previous use of PRIMAL). If nobody else 
does, then that is their choice, and they are welcome to make it.

I just figured I would let people know about it, and let them make their 
own choices.

On 6/1/05, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
>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

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