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

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Thu Feb 3 01:35:31 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 06:39:52AM +0100, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Every binary repo is called something in square brackets like [core],
> [extra], [community] etc., which are activated or deactivated
> in /etc/pacman.conf, but there is no repo [unsupported]. And at least I
> haven't found any reference on the AUR homepage to the term
> [unsupported]. From the user's point of view there is only AUR.
> So I guess at least for new users it should be made clear somewhere in
> the wiki and/or on the AUR homepage that AUR and [unsupported] are the
> same. Or the term [unsupported] or at least the square brackets around
> unsupported should be dropped completely.

In my understanding, the AUR is the software [1] itself (which, iirc,
isn't used by Arch only, but by a few other distributions as well) and
[unsupported] is the term used for the collection of source packages
that can be found on Arch's official AUR setup [2]. I agree that having
this in square brackets might be a bit confusing tho...

[1] https://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/

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