[aur-general] AUR and deb or other precompiled stuff

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Fri Jun 4 03:36:06 EDT 2010

> On 06/04/2010 03:28 AM, Ike Devolder wrote:
> > in some recent updates of some packages you see more and more deb's or rpms
> > or whatever being extracted and repacked for arch
> >
> > is there some aur guideline about this, i really don't like this development
> > because why not take advantage of our bleeding edge gcc power
> >
> > if the source is there, why not build from it?
> >
> > in cases like opera it is understandable because it is not open source, but
> > in some other cases like kalsamix i find it very disturbing
> >
> > maybe some other comments about this ?
> >    
Excerpts from Nathan O.'s message of 2010-06-04 10:29:56 +0200:
> First I just wanted to clear this, I would normally build from source, 
> but if it doesn't work I will attempt at a deb package, but even that 
> doesn't work
What about using debian patches? I don't know why they aren't upstream
in the first place, but...

At the moment I kind of understand it that alternatives to compiling are
sought. gcc4.5.0 seems to not only introduce new warnings and errors but
also bugs. I helped yesterday to hopefully nail a bad optimisation
related one. Some call it insane to build a distro on a *.0 gcc.

"Wir stehen selbst enttäuscht und sehn betroffen / Den Vorhang zu und alle Fragen offen." Bertolt Brecht, Der gute Mensch von Sezuan

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