[aur-general] Newcomer

Érico Nunes nunes.erico at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 08:22:13 CET 2010


I'm a newcomer to this list.

I've been using Arch for about a year and today I decided to learn what it
takes to make an Arch package.
I took a simple app I had developed in C++/OpenGL, learned how to use
autotools to compile and install it. Had been using handcoded Makefiles
Then, I followed the guidelines to write a PKGBUILD for it and went about
making my package installable/uninstallable via pacman.
Took a couple hours to grasp it right, but now that I understand how it
works, I love Arch even more.

I feel like helping the community and I think maintaining packages would be
a starting point.

How do I go about starting it, shall I just search for orphans/out of date
that should/could be fixed, take them and thats it? :)

Érico de Morais Nunes
Engenharia de Computação
Universidade Federal do Pampa
Campus Bagé

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