[aur-general] e17 packages in community (was orphaned packages in community)

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 12:01:53 EST 2008

Time for a little update on this subject.

After my last e-mail on this subject, Reverie (the guy from the
unofficial e17 [takhis] repo) responded to my mail. As he has not much
time on his hands, he is happy for me maintaining it in [community],
as he says.

I also asked him if it would be best to have the 'stable' snapshots or
the cvs versions in [community]. As he responds there is no such thing
as stable snapshots. These snapshots are created whenever the e17 dev
feels like it, sometimes even during api changes. Besides that, the
available themes and such do only work with the cvs versions.

Well, that's the most relevant information for you guys, the rest he
mails is on some deprecated deps an such.

How I will go from here ?
As you may have noticed I've uploaded e17-cvs packages to [community]
somewhere last week. This is for i686 only at the moment. For the
x86_64 builds I'm struggling with Aaron's build machine though it is
not working out yet. An e17 x86_64 user has offered me his help  by
creating a build environment for me on his workstation, though we're
not quite sure yet how to do so.  He has created a thread on bbs about
this here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=42545
Feel free to pop in on that subject if you have any hints.

If we succeed to set up this 64bit build environment, all I have to do
is run a couple of scripts in there and everything should go

For the current snapshots, I'm still not sure if to put them into
unsupported, or to delete them altogether. If they go into unsupported
the prefix should be changed to /usr (currently it installs in

That's all about e17 atm.

ps. Tomorrow I should find time on posting the 'to be removed' list
for the orphaned packages in community. I'll recheck all deps before
doing so.


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