[aur-general] advice wanted on "surf" package

Ray Kohler ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 18:08:45 EDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Pierre Chapuis <catwell at archlinux.us> wrote:
> Le Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:21:23 -0400,
> Ray Kohler <ataraxia937 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> Back on topic, I think I'll wait and see if anybody else has any
>> surprising suggestions that disagree with this one, and if none are
>> forthcoming, I'll disown the surf package. Having a pacman developer
>> tell me not to use pacman for a given purpose is rather convincing, in
>> which case, I should let someone who _isn't_ convinced take on the
>> package and worry about the problem, instead of me. ;)
> Well, I am not since I use surf with the stock configuration :)

This may become less attractive in the future as surf becomes less
simple, and gains a lot of configuration options. It's my impression,
based on what I see on the suckless mailing list, that this is likely
to happen.

> Even if I weren't, I don't use Yaourt or any automatic upgrade tool (but I do have a script that checks and warns me if my packages are outdated) so the way it works now is OK for me.
> I always install everything with Pacman when I can because it can track the files in my system tree for me. I create custom PKGBUILDs if I need to, even if they have to be ugly.
> Anyway, I think surf should stay in AUR and be maintained so I'm ready to take ownership of the package if you choose to disown it.

Disowned. It's all yours. Given that you actually use it, and I don't,
that would be enough all by itself.

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