[aur-general] Application as a Trusted User

Thorsten Töpper atsutane at freethoughts.de
Sat Nov 21 12:51:33 EST 2009

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On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:09:27 +0100
Andrea Scarpino <andrea at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi Thorsten,
> you don't need to include LICENSE file for packages that use GPL or
> common licenses (e.g. cococp), and you can omit 'custom:' when a
> package is licensed under BSD or MIT.
> Why do you use package() function when the package isn't a splitted
> package? Also, you don't need to put Contributor/Maintainer tag twice
> (e.g. objfw-hg) and you can omit empty arrays from PKGBUILD (e.g.
> newsbeuter-git).
> Ah, another little thing: don't include $pkgname in description (e.g.
> structorizer).
> Regards

Hello Andrea,
when I packaged cococpp I stumbled upon this paragraph in the text:
> As an exception, it is allowed to write an extension of Coco/R that is
> used as a plugin in non-free software.
which I had not read in another GPL license file I read so far, so I
decided to include it to the package in order to avoid any legal

As namcap always throwed a unnecessary warning if only the Maintainer
tag was set, I decided to simply set both because I thought it wouldn't
disturb anyone and I had a warning less when I was proving my packages.

As Stefan already said, he told me to set a custom in front of the
license I will change that when it is clarified how it should be.

I'll upload a new structorizer package with a fixed description in the
next few minutes.

For the usage of both methods(build and package), I thought it's much
nicer to read for people who are new to Arch and read their first
PKGBUILDs and as the packages didn't need fakeroot to build I used it. 

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