[aur-general] Definition of categories
ndowens.aur at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 00:04:38 EDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
I took a look at the feature request, and I have to say that I kinda like
the idea that it presents.
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