[aur-general] Should I bring rpm/dkpg to community

stefan-husmann at t-online.de stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Mon Apr 7 13:47:34 EDT 2008


for that purpose it is okay to have dpkg, but honestly, there are
not many people who use a ArchLinux system for building packages
for other systems than ArchLinux. On the other hand there is the
danger of having people who see a nice rpm ore deb somewhere and
say "oh, there is no PKGBUILD for that, lets installa it using

They can do it now using the PKGBUILD for dpkg, but that is one
step more.


-----Original Message-----
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 19:00:26 +0200
Subject: Re: [aur-general] Should I bring rpm/dkpg to community
From: "A. Klitzing" 
To: aur-general at archlinux.org


I want to say something to that dpkg package because I maintain some
debian-related packages in AUR [1].
I ported some packages from Debian to ArchLinux. I didn't port it
because I want to have deb packages on ArchLinux but I want to build
deb packages on ArchLinux. I ported for example pbuilder (needs dpkg)
so everyone can build clean und nice debs without to have real Debian
I didn't think that many people want to use dpkg as his primary
package management in Arch. Maybe they want it like me... develop on
ArchLinux for Debian/Ubuntu/... ;-)

Best Regards,
André Klitzing

[1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=Misery

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