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

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sun Apr 26 08:59:16 EDT 2009

Andrei Thorp <garoth at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -AT

I initially thought about the "secret" direct link too but that really
would ruin his nag system as Philipp mentioned because the direct link
would eventually become common knowledge.

I agree that the SVN checkout is probably the best compromise in
absence of a direct link to the tarball.


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