[aur-general] Question about patches in [community]

Brad Fanella bradfanella at archlinux.us
Sun Sep 5 11:36:00 EDT 2010

On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 09:56:29PM +0300, Ionuț Bîru wrote:
> On 09/05/2010 04:54 PM, Brad Fanella wrote:
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >I have a few popular packages I would be interested in moving to and maintaining in [community]. However, I recall reading somewhere that AUR software that includes a patch is typically not accepted in community until the upstream developers fix/merge the patches into the software and release it. Is this correct, or am I being misled?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Brad
> usually we accept patches that fixes compilation issues or
> functionally if the patches are accepted upstream.
> we don't accept patches that extends the applications and haven't
> been accepted upstream
> -- 
> Ionuț

I see. So as long as a patch isn't adding new features that haven't been built in the package upstream (or something similar), then it is perfectly fine to include it? Thanks for clearing things up.

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