[aur-general] TU Application - Seblu

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Sun Jan 16 17:18:45 EST 2011

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:44:10PM +0100, Seblu wrote:
> Yes great. I'm not paid by package i maintain.
> Do not misunderstand my intentions, this package is more often used
> without gtk (subjective).
> It's a really useful package for debugging network issues and got it
> in a server is a plus.
> Server => no gtk => no user repository packages. This was my reasoning.

I didn't mean to be offensive at all - just in case you misunderstood my
mail. I just wondered if we should include the same package with
different sets of compilation options in [community] at the same time.
In my understanding, the Arch Way implies that there shouldn't be
hundreds of versions with different patches or compilation options in
the repositories, but only a single package that provides a working
environment with sane defaults and as little patching as possible.
Users, who would like to have some feature enabled/disabled, can use the
ABS to build modified packages and can upload such modified packages to
the AUR if they want to share them.

Of course, there are exceptions. boinc-nox and emacs-nox are probably in
the repos because there's a large number of users that don't need X
support and building customized packages takes a while (just a guess).
So if there's a good reason to include mtr-cli as well, I don't have any

> If you see my comment on the package, fstrim will be included in next
> release of util-linux-ng. So forget :)

's alright then. Just wondered as it was in the list of packages you'd
like to include in [community] :)

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