[aur-general] TU Application - György Balló

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Thu Mar 1 19:27:51 EST 2012

Am Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:51:16 +1000
schrieb Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:

> You keep saying "official policies"...  Where is this official policy
> document that says do not use the split PKGBUILD hack to upload
> packages to the AUR?
> Yes, the AUR does not support split packages.  But there is nothing
> actually wrong about using "true && pkgname=()" to provide one. It is
> still a perfectly valid PKGBUILD.  Not being supported by AUR helpers
> is never a benchmark of a valid PKGBUILD...

But as you see in the mentioned example it doesn't work at least in
some cases. And it's just a workaround anyway.

Having no syntax errors in the PKGBUILD and being able to upload it only
with a workaround doesn't mean that it's valid.

So a missing official support for split packages in AUR means for me
that such a PKGBUILD is not valid, at least not the best packaging


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