[aur-general] Remember the rules for adding packages to [community]

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 6 04:16:36 EST 2010

On 06/12/10 18:41, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:56 AM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> So...  I just noticed a package was added to [community] that I am certain
>> did not pass any of the criteria required for being added.
>> When I looked in the AUR for that package less than a week ago as a
>> potential replacement for an old and unmaintained package in [core], it was
>> not even in the AUR...    and I can find no evidence for it every being
>> added to the AUR in the time since.   So it did not have 10 votes, it
>> definitely would not have 1% pkgstats usage.
> Are you talking about mailutils? It has been in [community] for over a year.

Oops... how the hell did I miss that when I searched a week ago!

Anyway, that was not the only package I was talking about, as I have 
seen quite a few new packages entering the repo lately which have been 
questionable additions.  So it was more of a reminder to people to put a 
bit of thought into what is added into the repos.


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