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

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 22:57:37 EST 2010

On Thu 30 Dec 2010 03:56 +0100, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Thu, 30 Dec 2010 04:43:46 +0200
> schrieb Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com>:
> > 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.
> But when I see how many times people ask for adding packages from
> base-devel like gcc or pkg-config to depends and how many people don't
> read the AUR and ABS wiki pages I'm not sure that such tools should be
> in the repos.

I think this is a matter for TUs and devs to discuss and decide on
together. Since [community] is defacto official people may start to
expect more support from the [unsupported] repo. I can imagine that TUs
and devs wouldn't want this perception to prevail among users.

Even if the program doesn't build or install, it still interfaces with
the unsupported repo, and since it's in community, people may perceive
the packages in that repo as officially supported.

That's how it appears to me anyhow.

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