[aur-dev] AUR2 Direction

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 12:24:27 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:13:19PM +0900, Sebastian wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've picked up AUR2 development once again, and made it work with
> Django 1.0+. I want to start working on binary package support, but
> I'm unsure as to how to go about it. The current AUR depends on
> background scripts which populate the database. I really don't like
> this idea. It's fine for them to exist, but AUR2 should not depend on
> them. I was thinking of writing a parser for binary packages[1] and
> using the same upload interface for binary packages as for PKGBUILD
> packages. Permissions to upload would obviously be restricted to
> specific groups.
> This generalization would also allow me to get get rid of some hard
> coded logic for the "unsupported" repository, and make AUR2 a generic
> pacman package/PKGBUILD web interface, allowing more than one
> binary/PKGBUILD repository.
> [1] http://www.github.com/sebnow/parched

Parched really looks like something we could use.

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