[aur-general] Source packages in the AUR
mort.yao at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 05:30:28 EDT 2013
This package is useful when one wants to write C/C++ extensions to gawk.
There's a bunch of header files available only in the source (while there
is one gawkapi.h in the official gawk package, it is not sufficient for
developers who want to build their own extensions).
It works exactly the same way as linux-headers and
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ruby-source/ (Correct me if I'm wrong).
They exist mainly not for general users, but for developers who want to
build their own modules from scratch. Even though it is relatively
unpopular to build extensions in gawk, you can't assume the source package
is "useless" in any case. Just let you know what this is intended for.
On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl> wrote:
> On 09/13/13 at 01:11pm, Eric Bélanger wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 3:49 AM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com
> > > We have no policies against useless packages. I have faith that the
> > > AUR web system + devs/TUs will be able to keep AUR useful, also in the
> > > future, despite of this, though. :)
> > >
> > > - Alexander / xyproto
> > >
> > That is incorrect. There are policies:
> > - Make sure the package is useful. Will anyone else want to use this
> > package? Is it extremely specialized? If more than a few people would
> > this package useful, it is appropriate for submission.
> > - The AUR and official repositories are intended for packages which
> > generally software and software-related content, including one or more of
> > the following: executable(s); config file(s); online or offline
> > documentation for specific software or the Arch Linux distribution as a
> > whole; media intended to be used directly by software.
> Since these source packages aren't of any use, I'm removing it and CC'ing
> the AUR submitter.
> Jelle van der Waa
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