[aur-general] Is it OK to package oneliners?
xyne at archlinux.ca
Sun Sep 1 13:30:44 EDT 2013
>> Deleted with the following message:
>>>A single-line shell command is not worth its own package, let alone a project on git hub. Such commands are better off as aliases.
>> Seeing that was definitely a skypalming wtf moment.
>Please remove some other oneliners by that user:
>He has a few other packages that are "fewliners" e.g.
>IMHO at least some of them should be removed too.
I have removed those packages and am CC'ing the former maintainer.
One-liners and trivial few-liners do not deserve their own packages. I think
the best place for these would be a bashrc file, i.e. instead of hosting a
separate git project for each trivial script, host a single project with all of
them included as aliases (one-liners) or bash functions (few-liners) in a
single file. Interested users could then clone the repo in their user
directory, and source the file from their bashrc file (e.g.
Updating would be as simple as cd'ing in the repo and running "git fetch...".
It's actually even easier than updating packages from the AUR.
I do not doubt that your intention is good and I hope that my actions and
remarks will not discourage you from further contributions.
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