[aur-general] my first AUR contribution

stefan-husmann at t-online.de stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Mon Oct 13 19:26:06 EDT 2008

-----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:47:16 +0200
> Subject: [aur-general] my first AUR contribution
> From: "Henri Häkkinen" 
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org

> Hello all
> I'm making my first AUR contribution and I would like to get
> feedback on this before I will upload it.
> I'm making a minimal version of the popular IM client
> 'pidgin'. This will be called 'pidgin-mini' and its
> somewhat similar to 'pidgin-light'. pidgin-mini will have all
> additional features removed to the bare minium, including development
> header files, pkgconfig and aclocal scripts. You can review the
> package file at:
> http://nor.fi/~henrih/archlinux/pidgin-mini.tar.gz [1]
> -- 
> Henri 'henux' Häkkinen
> Links:
> ------
> [1] http://nor.fi/~henrih/archlinux/pidgin-mini.tar.gz


welcome among us packagers. Your PKGBUILD shows me that you did 
read the packaging guidelines and recent advices. 

There have always be discussions about adding a package hat already 
has a counterpart in some official repo. Normally such packages should 
not go to AUR and will be deleted. On the other hand we have
or such things. Maybe this package is another example from that rule.

IMHO in packages with many different configure options to choose some of

them and to leave ot others can be a contribution of its own.  

So I would say, go for it. But there my be other opinions.

Regards Stefan 

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