[aur-general] Abandonware in the AUR
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  about Arch's policy towards
> what packages can be provided in the AUR with the focus on
> User megadriver found a couple packages  that provide a means of
> downloading games for free (as in beer) even though those games can be
> 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?
>  https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=128832
>  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
More information about the aur-general