[aur-general] packages without category

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 14:16:55 EDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM, Lukas Jirkovsky <l.jirkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 July 2013 19:56, Rob Til Freedmen <rob.til.freedman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There are still >1000 packages without 'Category'
>> - apparently not a hot topic.
> I think most of these packages are created by uploading the PKGBUILD
> using burp or a similar AUR uploader. If the categories were to stay
> [1], it would be good if these uploaders or AUR rejected packages
> without a category.
> [1] I don't think the caetgories are useful in the current state,
> because they don't represent natural grouping of existing software at
> all (eg. should a GTK utility be considered "gnome", "x11" or
> something else?). For this to work, tags would be in my opinion much
> more usable – given the packages were properly tagged, anyone could
> easily find packages such as "gtk multimedia player".

I think descriptions and dependencies include the required information
in almost every case.

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