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

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 04:56:55 EST 2010

On Thu, 2010-12-30 at 10:34 +0100, Heiko Baums wrote:
> And the problem why those AUR wrappers are not moved to the repos is
> not that AUR is probably insecure. Well, that's one reason, even if I
> haven't seen one insecure package in AUR yet. The main reason is that
>  people shall and must first understand how ABS and AUR are working,
> how the wrappers are working and how AUR and pacman can interact etc.
> So just keep it as it is and keep it simple. This way people have to
> Btw., there is already an "AUR" for trusted packages. It's called
> [community].
> Heiko

Two very true statements. From a user-perspective (full disclosure, I
use bauerbill full-time), I feel the most important thing is that all
Arch users should know how ABS, the AUR, and PKGBUILDs work. In fact
yaourt should probably be excised from the wiki altogether (I've thought
about it before but gotten lazy).

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