[aur-general] Should I bring rpm/dkpg to community
themolok.ml at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 10:37:59 EDT 2008
On Sun 2008-04-06 16:23 , RedShift wrote:
> Neil Darlow wrote:
>> Allan McRae wrote:
>>> Well, I seem to have a fairly negative reaction on average so far...
>> Perhaps pragmatic would be a better assessment.
>>> 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.
>> But while they're not in Community, they are labelled Unsupported. I'm
>> just thinking of the potential for breakage that can occur when people
>> start mixing packages from foreign distributions with those of Arch and
>> start complaining when it doesn't work.
> Since when do we assume the user is dumb?
If the user is not dumb, he can convert the rpm/deb/whatever in an Arch package
(compiling the software or using rpm2targz and the like): in this way pacman can
handle it. Seriously, I think that having stuff like dpkg in a (semi)official
repo could bring the user to think that we support deb packages.
We don't have in [community] software that install packages from the AUR for the
very same reason: we don't support them.
Alessio (molok) Bolognino
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