[aur-general] Definition of categories

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 22:59:18 EDT 2010

On Thu 02 Sep 2010 03:48 +0200, Stefan Husmann wrote:
> Am 01.09.2010 20:08, schrieb PyroPeter:
> > Hello subscribers,
> > 
> > imo its hard to decide which category to use for some packages.
> > 
> > E.g. a browser: Should it be categorized as "network" or "x11"?
> > 
> > Is there a exact definition of these categorys somewhere?
> > If not, one should be written.
> AFAIK not. The categories aare for better searching in AUR only, 
> they have no technical reason in pacman. therefore the issue seems 
> not important enough for someone writing an exact definitions document.

Well, categories are a legacy structure from the old ABS system.
They were removed and the idea of a better categorisation system has
been flirted with.

Here's a relevant feature request.

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