[aur-general] Newcomer

Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227) ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Sun Mar 14 08:43:19 CET 2010

On 03/14/10 at 04:22am, Érico Nunes wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> before.
> 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 How do I go about starting it, shall I just search for orphans/out of date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
That's a wonderful place to start... There's a near infinite number of
packages in AUR that are orphaned and need some love!

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