[aur-general] single-user gnome-shell-theme pkgs

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sat Sep 24 10:37:28 EDT 2011

On 2011-09-24 15:50 +0300 (38:6)
Jesse Jaara wrote:

> So we just got a bunch of a gnome-shell theme packages that the author
> calls single-user packages, into AUR.
> These packages install stuff to ${PKGDIR}$HOME/.themes.
> Should these be removed? As they go against Arch's packaing
> standarts and besides are by every mean pointless.
> You need superuser rights to install them but they only give acces
> to the user who build it.
> Pkg list:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52619
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52620
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52621
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52622
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52623
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52624
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52625
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52626
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52627
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52629
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52630
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52631
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52632
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52633
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52634
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52635
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52636

I'm not familiar with gnome-shell themes. Is there a way to install them
globally, i.e. not on a per-user basis (e.g. /etc/.../themes)? I expect that
there is but I really don't feel like looking it up right now.

If there is then inform the packager that he needs to install the themes there.

If not then I think these packages should be removed. PKGBUILDs should not
install anything in a user's home directory. He would be better of writing a
script that can install those themes on a per-user basis and packaging that


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