[aur-general] non-http aur access
abhidg at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 08:28:31 EDT 2008
2008/8/17 wakeup <wakeup at erehwon.de>:
> Hi folks,
> I think there should be a way to access the AUR without having to use a
> full featured web browser, preferably a command-line client.
> I suggest exposing a db (like every repository got one) and an ftp site
> which contains the same as http://aur.archlinux.org/packages to public
> use. On that way one could easily write clients that fetch the db,
> perform queries offline and get the tarballs via ftp.
> I do realize that there is yaourt, but that work-around is not exactly
> what I thought of.
> What do you think?
There's already an RPC interface for the AUR:
You can always write a script which fetches
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages every X hours and stores
the package names in a text file. Fetching tarballs is also
easy -- a simple script will do the job (the tarballs are in
There's also the excellent aurvote  which allows you to vote
for packages from the command line. It can also be extended
to flag packages out of date, for example.
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