[aur-general] Should TU put in [community] packages they use?

Alessio Bolognino themolok.ml at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 09:43:28 EST 2008

On Fri 2008-01-18 16:25 , Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 02:50:31PM +0100, bardo wrote:
> > [...]
> As i had also stated in my previous illiterate mail (sorry for that),
> IMHO yes, TU's should upload to community only packages that have high
> demand by users.
> This is also the case now for developers about uploading packages in 
> extra too.
> I think i am one of the few people who dont use community anymore and
> that fact is one of the main reasons.
> The community repo has gone very big, with many high demand packages
> staying in unsupported, while many of the packages in community have low
> usage, are old projects with almost no updates for years and build in a
> couple of secs. 

One of the worst thing a TU can do is to move a high demanded package that he
doesn't use in [community]. This way he can't test it properly, and no, just
trying if it runs one time, before committing it in the repo is not "proper

> Even though the later isnt a reason for them to not be
> in community.
> If TU's want to upload to community packages they use before adding them to
> unsupported they should instead consider creating a custom local
> repo just like everyone else. 

Just use common sense, IMVHO there is no problem if a TU moves 5 packages he
uses on every machine in [community]. It *is* a problem if he moves 300

> [...] 


Alessio Bolognino

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