[aur-general] [community], [unsupported] and AUR
xyne at archlinux.ca
Wed Feb 2 22:14:16 EST 2011
A post on the forum 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 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.
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