[aur-general] Package search for community repo

Evangelos Foutras foutrelis at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 20:19:33 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Heiko Baums<lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
>> This message is on the AUR home page now:
>> "The AUR no longer manages the community repo. Entries on this site may
>> be out of date."
>> Principally a good idea. But will community be integrated into the
>> package search on http://www.archlinux.org/packages/ or is such a
>> package database on a separate location, so that community packages
>> could be flagged out-of-date e.g.?
> Actually, I'm still not sure on what we want to do here. I'd like
> input from the TUs as to what they'd prefer....
> Right now I'm thinking we may just integrate community into the main
> site search, and give the TUs access to the dev website... but we need
> to play with permissions to make sure people can only do what they're
> supposed to

That would be best, in my opinion. It would be quite practical to put 
[community] alongside with the other repos. Additionally, if the 
permission system in use allows it, we (TUs) could use [testing] 
(instead of the proposed [community-testing]) for [community] packages 
as well.

The benefits of the above points would be that:

1) People having the [testing] repo enabled would also get to test 
[community] packages.
2) It would simplify the move of packages between [extra] and [community].

At the very least, the following things should become available to people:

1) Being able to search for a package from the home and /packages/ pages.
2) Flag a package as out-of-date via the web interface.

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