[aur-general] Community and the AUR (Was: Vote - Moving [community] to use same system as main repos)

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 23:57:52 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:20:10PM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:19:21AM -0500, Daenyth Blank wrote:
>> >> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 00:59, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> >> > Any other people want to comment on this?  Any TUs feel keeping AUR pages
>> >> > for [community] packages is necessary?
>> >> >
>> >> > Allan
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> I'd like to keep them. Especially if we get smooth non-destructive
>> >> transitions moving a package from community to unsupported.
>> >
>> > Hmm it seems like all it takes to move a package from community to
>> > unsupported is to upload the tarball with buildscripts via the AUR
>> > interface (pkgsubmit.php). Votes and comments are preserved.
>> >
>> > So if we're doing a clean up, we can disable tupkgupdate to be safe.
>> > tupkgupdate only runs a minute after the hour every hour.
>> > It shouldn't be a problem really.
>> So are you suggesting that all community packages will also exist in
>> unsupported? If we're going to go that route, why not integrate the
>> AUR with the abs tree - seems there'd be no need to upload anything
>> that way, and there' be no file duplication.
> Oh I'm just saying if we do a clean up before the transition
> that it's pretty easy to move a package to unsupported, and we won't
> lose any data for those packages transferred.
> Yeah the running policy is for no duplication.

Still... the idea of integrating the ABS tree brings up an interesting
solution to everyone's issues. If you import or read the ABS tree into
the AUR, we get all packages from all official repos, with comments
and all that fun stuff. Not that the developers will pay much
attention to it, but it'll sate the users who seem to want votes on
official packages

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