[aur-general] When does a package need -svn?

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 08:29:10 EDT 2009

Some other options:
 - He could have a "hidden" folder somewhere with the sources. He then
could just not tell people about that.
 - You could do some serious hacks and have a script click through the
download dialog and get the source as a human would. Bad for

The SVN route is pretty good, I think.


On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 4:07 AM,  <hollunder at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:57:50 +0800
> Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yeah I was planning on that, but it doesn't affect me as much yet
>> since I already have the 2.8 source downloaded before Paul Davis
>> decided on this new distribution method. However, it will keep the
>> package in [extra] from being updated.
>> And that made my day too..I should browse the forums on a regular
>> basis again =/
> It's still possible to download the source tarball without donation,
> but not automatically (you might need this next week for 2.8.1).
> I doubt he'll provide us with a direct link to the source tarball
> because this would ruin his system (eg. forcing people to go through
> his donation dialogue).
> I'll ask him if I should add some post install message to my package.
> In the meanwhile my package (hopefully) works by checking out the svn
> repository by tag.
> Best regards,
> Philipp

More information about the aur-general mailing list