[aur-general] my first AUR contribution
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Mon Oct 13 19:56:53 EDT 2008
stefan-husmann at t-online.de wrote:
> -----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 
>> Henri 'henux' Häkkinen
>>  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
I agree, while some 'counterpart' packages definitely should be left out
of AUR, something like this is probably worth posting!
Oh, and welcome aboard!
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