[aur-general] Newcomer

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sun Mar 14 11:36:33 CET 2010

Am 14.03.2010 08:43, schrieb Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227):
> 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 How do I go about starting it, shall I just search for orphans/out of date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!

Yes, that is the best place to start. A good source of inspiration also is
the package request forum on archlinux.org.

Regards Stefan

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