[aur-general] packages without category

Rob Til Freedmen rob.til.freedman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 14:51:59 EDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 08:15:06PM +0200, Lukas Jirkovsky 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.

> This would become a royal pain in the ass for updating packages, since

You just do it once - what's so difficult about it?

> you rarely (if ever) update a package and include a category. I suppose

You could do it in a few lines of code when uploading.

> one could parallelize an existence check with the login, but I don't
> really see myself doing this any time soon.

The current search interface might be insufficient and not optimal
regarding categories,
but should be consistent and predictably - which it isn't now.

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