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

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 09:06:20 EDT 2009

Idk, maybe. People just browsing his site to get the source probably
wouldn't know about it, most packagers probably would. Hard to say.

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 5:59 AM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:
> 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.
> /Xyne

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