[aur-general] Breaking the unspoken rule: AUR helper in [community]

Evangelos Foutras foutrelis at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 21:43:46 EST 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 4:16 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/cower/
> Thoughts? I was under the impression we didn't do this, and definitely
> on purpose, otherwise people have *no* idea the AUR is different in a
> lot of ways. Making people go the "hard way" to get a helper installed
> at least presents some (necessary) barrier.

This should have been posted to aur-general, where TUs can reply.

Personally, I don't feel strong either way. As it was explained to me
on IRC, cower doesn't include any building or installation
functionality, it only searches for packages, downloads them, and can
also check for updates to installed, unsupported, packages.

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