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

Brad Fanella bradfanella at archlinux.us
Thu Dec 30 01:36:57 EST 2010

On Dec 30, 2010, at 12:11 AM, Nathan Owens <ndowens.aur at gmail.com>  

> On 12/29/2010 08:56 PM, Heiko Baums 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.

Wouldn't it be easier just to add more TUs than to attempt what you  
proposed? When would we begin to draw the line between "trusted" and  
"untrusted" users?

It's not a bad idea by any means. I'm just questioning the  
practicality of it.


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