[arch-projects] mBira project

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 1 22:05:35 EDT 2005

> For me, I'd like to see all PKGBUILDs in AUR. Then I'd like to be able
> to view the PKGBUILD to verify the integrity (already easily done
> online), and then be able to run a simple program that will
> automatically install from AUR without me having to manually download
> the pkg and makepkg it... If the pkg is in somebody's repo, I have to
> edit pacman.conf, and personally, I like to keep that as simple as
> possible... I hate adding repositiories so I can download just one or
> two programs from them. But that might just be me. I'm remembering
> days when I had a loooooooooooong list of apt-get sources that took
> literally an hour to update on dialup...


> Anyway, I hijacked your topic here... I recall phrakture had a script
> to grab PKGBUILDs from AUR, so it shouldn't be hard for me to extend
> this to automatically build too.

The big problem with cherry-picking packages is that you never get updates.
Even with a phrakture+srcpac+magic set of scripts, updating won't be as
robust as pacman (you'd essentially be rewriting all the update logic from


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