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

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 04:00:42 EST 2010

> On 12/30/2010 12:36 AM, Brad Fanella wrote:
> >On Dec 30, 2010, at 12:11 AM, Nathan Owens <ndowens.aur at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>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.

On Thu 30 Dec 2010 00:44 -0600, Nathan Owens wrote:
> I know what you mean. Well I would THINK that maybe it could be determined
> how long the user has been active though their activity of the packages and
> look at the quality of the packages the user has adopted/created and maybe,
> assuming there is a system that would monitor the out-of-date packages, if
> the member maintains the packages by updating them in a decent amount of
> time. Possibility something similar to this as to determine a regular user
> is trusted.

Please bottom post.
Anyways, what you're speaking of is probably a feature that is best
implemented on the client side.

You could probably hack something up that interfaces with the current
AUR though. The RPC will return a list of packages by a named
maintainer via msearch. See http://aur.archlinux.org/rpc.php

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