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

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 3 18:19:13 EST 2011

On 3 February 2011 11:14, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> A post on the forum[1] brought my attention to the Official Repositories wiki
> page[2].
> 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.

Clearly, the move to devtools has decoupled the binary repository from
the AUR web, but I don't think it has decoupled the repository from
its purpose.

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