[aur-general] Blacklisted - postgresql-client

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Fri Feb 25 05:27:09 EST 2011

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 01:18:53AM +0200, Ionuț Bîru wrote:
> On 02/25/2011 01:17 AM, Stefan Husmann wrote:
> >Am 25.02.2011 00:00, schrieb Phillip Smith:
> >>Well this is new....
> >>"postgresql-client is on the package blacklist, please check if it's
> >>available in the official repos."
> >>
> >>postgresql-client is not in the repos, but it is 'provides' in
> >>postgresql, as per FS#16495: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16495
> >>
> >>How should I handle this?
> >>
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >IMHO you should ignore the message. Having a client-only package makes sense.
> > From whom did you get the message?
> >
> >Regards Stefan
> from the new aur version. It checks to see if your build is
> available in official repos.

The reason behind blacklisting provides and replaces is that users don't
upload packages that have either been renamed in the official repos or
are virtual packages (such as the "cron" package). I wasn't aware that
we add AUR packages to "official" packages' provides tho.

I also just pushed a commit [1] that makes the AUR reject blacklisted
packages on initial submission only, which makes much more sense. With
the help of that, it will be possible to bypass blacklisting as TUs will
be able to upload blacklisted packages and subsequently orphan them to
allow any other user to adopt and update.

[1] http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/commit/?id=2e1ce869ec2445f489d7e0d1890289d6f12761aa

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