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

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 01:31:55 EST 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 01:11, Nathan Owens <ndowens.aur at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know I am not a TU, though I figured I would put in my "two-cents". I
> agree it may be bad for first time users to have an AUR helper if they don't
> understand there is risks. Though this gave me a idea, that may not be liked
> or approved of, maybe if we split AUR into either packages with the most
> votes or maintainers that are concidered trusted or been around a while,
> from the vice versa. Kind of a trusted of the unsupported packages. Going
> along with the assumption that the idea would work and approved of, create a
> AUR helper, that would be in the community repo, that will only pull from
> the trusted AUR.

We used to have that. It was removed because people stopped using it
and so almost all packages in the aur were marked "unsafe" vs "safe",
so it was useless for the users.

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