[aur-general] Should I bring rpm/dkpg to community
mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 6 10:00:02 EDT 2008
Allan McRae wrote:
> Allan McRae wrote:
>> I was wondering what peoples opinions are about putting rpm/dpkg in
>> [community]. They both have a descent number of votes (27 & 33) so
>> people obviously find them useful. Does anyone have objections about
>> their "unArchness" (it is a real word, honest!)? It is what has
>> stopped me moving dpkg so far...
> Well, I seem to have a fairly negative reaction on average so far...
> I just want to point out that if a user wants to install a rpm/deb
> package, all the tools are in extra/community already. These packages
> would make it slightly easier to install them but also give the
> ability to create these package formats which is why I grabbed dpkg in
> the first place.
Thanks for all the comments. I will _NOT_ be moving these to community.
I had never actually considered moving dpkg to community until I
received a couple of emails from users asking me to do so. As I said in
my first email, I thought they were "unArchlike" (another real word!)
As an aside, the argument that it can screw up a users system is not a
great one. I've seen rm ruin a system but we still keep coreutils... :D
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