[aur-general] no LLDP tools in [extra] or [community] :-/

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Wed Jul 23 16:14:02 EDT 2014

On 2014-07-23 09:59 -0400
Ido Rosen wrote:

>There's a PKGBUILD for ladvd and lldpd in AUR currently, these are
>important networking tools in data center environments.  Can someone
>please promote at least one of them to [community] or ideally [extra]?
> They're not high on votes, but I think this should be an exception
>since not many people are using Arch in data center environments
>anyhow that would need them and would thus vote on them.  They both
>implement LLDP daemons.

The lack of users is an argument against moving those packages to the official repos, even more so given that potential users would be technically competent and thus full capable of compiling the packages themselves.

That said, most packages are moved to community because a TU has a personal interest in the package (and it has enough votes on the AUR and/or is considered an "essential" package). Packages important to niche environments are unlikely to be included unless there is a TU working in that niche environment.


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