[aur-dev] aur-dev Digest, Vol 39, Issue 8

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Tue Feb 22 02:51:49 EST 2011

On Tue, 2011-02-22 at 00:16 -0500, Connor Behan wrote: 
> Why would you do this? I find it immensely useful to look at the patches AUR
> developers use so I can see what they do to packages out of curiosity. Now I
> will have to download the tarball to see the same thing even if it's a
> program I don't want to compile and use.
> Furthermore, I refer to several of my own patches with links to the AUR
> website. When I'm emailing someone saying "here is a patch you might like" I
> often provide a link to
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/medit-full/medit-full/bindings2.diff(which
> still works but for how long) instead of pasting it or attaching it.
> Just off the top of my head I can think of two websites and two bug reports
> I've made that I will have to change if these links stop working.
> Please reconsider. And if I've missed my chance to complain because this was
> voted on in the mailing lists then I'm sorry for missing it but I highly
> doubt that was the case.
> Please note that this release removes all the code for automatic tarball
> > extraction. From now on, only PKGBUILDs and source tarballs will be
> > accessible via the AUR web interface.
> >

Please read the whole discussion for replying about the file list, there
AUR devs have given of arguments why we don't provide a file list
Jelle van der Waa
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