[aur-general] [community], [unsupported] and AUR

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Wed Feb 2 22:14:16 EST 2011


A post on the forum[1] brought my attention to the Official Repositories wiki

A recent note by Louipc states: "Technically, both the [community] and
[unsupported] repos make up the AUR.".

Is this really still true? The AUR website is completely independent of
[community] now and I believe that all technical ties between [community] and
[unsupported] have been severed.

AUR pages on the wiki clearly refer to [unsupported] in many contexts, e.g. the
main AUR article[3] contains the following snippets:

"The Arch User Repository (AUR) is a community-driven repository for Arch
users. It contains package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow you to compile a
package from source with makepkg and then install it via pacman."

"[community], unlike AUR, contains binary packages"

I also believe that most users immediately think of [unsupported] and only
[unsupported] when speaking of the AUR.

Furthermore, both are repositories in their own right, so it is a misnomer to
refer to them as a singular "Arch User Repository". 

What is the point of claiming that [community] is part of AUR? It seems like an
unnecessarily confusing vestige of [community]'s origins.

[1]: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=887426
[2]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Repositories
[3]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR

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