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

Peter Lewis plewis at aur.archlinux.org
Sat Feb 5 13:16:07 EST 2011

On Thursday 03 February 2011 05:39:52 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.

+1 from me. The term [unsupported] makes it look like there's a repo called 
that, which there isn't. The AUR and [community] are quite separate concepts 
these days, if you ask me, and even though they're managed by the same group 
of people, this isn't at all obvious from a user perspective.


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