[aur-general] Tarball Guidelines

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 03:02:00 CET 2010

On Tue 07 Dec 2010 03:58 +0800, Ray Rashif wrote:
> On 6 December 2010 22:47, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 03:20:06PM +0100, Heiko Baums wrote:
> >> In most cases there's a reason for having binaries, icons and the like
> >> in a package. And whether such a package actually has a bad quality or
> >> its contents are necessary can't be decided by a bot.
> >
> > In _all_ cases, binaries are not permissable as stated by the AUR
> > guidelines [1]. Your opinion doesn't change this. A proposal to amend the
> > guidelines can.
> There is no need to ammend the guidelines. We have been including
> desktop files, images (needed by the desktop files most of the time)
> and init scripts all along, because it should be a common
> understanding.
> find /var/abs -name *.png | wc -l == 60

I might be kind of crazy here, but maybe desktop files and icons are
things that should be distributed from upstream. So maintainers should
work to get those included like a patch or whatnot.

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