[aur-general] Abandonware in the AUR

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Thu Oct 27 15:30:57 EDT 2011

On 10/27/2011 08:33 PM, Karol Blazewicz wrote:
> We have a discussion on the forums [1] about Arch's policy towards
> what packages can be provided in the AUR with the focus on
> abandonware.
> User megadriver found a couple packages [2] that provide a means of
> downloading games for free (as in beer) even though those games can be
> bought.
> Apps can go in and out of the abandonware status as their availability
> changes: now you can buy them, now you can't. Do we care about this or
> is it up to the user to check if the stuff he installs is legal?
> Should we set up a bot to scan for potential 'warez' stuff?
> [1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=128832
> [2] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1008451#p1008451

imo a download link shouldn't be provided.
in sources array just add the file name after download, just like a 
patch and the users can copy them self the downloaded file in the same 
directory with PKGBUILD


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