[aur-general] delete request ttf-exljbris

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Tue Jun 9 10:37:44 EDT 2009

Am Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:59:15 +0200
schrieb Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca>:

> Are there any packages in the official repos that are distributed
> under the same conditions? I expect that the Arch devs would be
> reluctant to maintain a portfolio of agreements with various
> developers granting Arch the right to distribute their work. Perhaps
> that could be left to the package maintainer but I think they would
> still be on the line as the official distributors of the packages. I
> don't really know who bears ultimate responsibility though.
> I think it would actually make more sense to provide a trusted version
> of the AUR with a subset of packages from the AUR that the user could
> install with the same confidence as the official packages. This would
> be ideal for avoiding many legal pitfalls but opponents of the idea
> will simply say that the AUR already does this and that all you need
> to do is check the PKGBUILD and install scripts yourself.

I didn't want to say, that this package has to be moved to community. I
just wanted to say, that it's not impossible, because someone has
written, that these fonts may not be distributed. ;-)

It's of course sufficient to keep font packages in AUR, especially
because there's nothing to compile.

A second "trusted" AUR makes not really sense in my eyes. This would
make the whole thing more complicated. I think the repos and AUR are ok
as they are now.

Btw., there was a feature in AUR which TUs could use to mark a PKGBUILD
as trusted. I guess there were some reasons, why this feature was


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