[aur-general] Moving some popular games from AUR to community

Laurent Carlier lordheavym at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 05:49:01 EDT 2010

Le dimanche 15 août 2010 09:38:06, Sven-Hendrik Haase a écrit :
>  On 15.08.2010 09:16, Angel Velásquez wrote:
> > Well, I am not against those games.. and stuff, but, if adding 6 games
> > == ~3GB .. repos will have to syncronize and waste a lot of bandwith
> > with these games.
> The toll will be 1600MB at worst, so not that big of an issue. Even
> then, I kind of dislike the use of "waste" here. If these packages are
> useful or even fun, how can one be talking of a waste? Also, 1600MB in
> either disk space or bandwidth should be not a problem at all for our
> mirrors compared to the daily amount Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora packages, ISO
> spins and whatnot that they have to mirror. Debian alone takes 430GB for
> a full mirror. Arch is smaller than a tenth of that.
> > I'd say that since games are popular they should have their own repo
> > .. like [games] (please don't kill me), last time I said that was
> > because of nexuiz .. so people who like to have some repos, can decide
> > if download games or not... (I particurarly won't do it for my
> > personal purposes since I don't use to game, not in pc, not in Linux,
> > not now :P).
> If mirror size and bandwidth are not issues, how to justify a [games]
> repo? Also, [games] may only mark the beginning. Why not also [office],
> [multimedia] and [dev]? I really don't want to go there. Adding more
> repos will only make Arch less simple but what do we gain?
> > But if those packages are popular and maintainer can handle the
> > bandwidth and mirrors won't complain about it, im fine with it.
> > 
> > Cheers
> Well, I said I'd be fine with the maintaining.

Lot of packages could be splitted to get a common data part.


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