[aur-general] AUR 3.0.0 released

Jesse McClure jmcclure at cns.umass.edu
Sun Jun 1 11:45:41 EDT 2014

On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 10:20:32AM -0500, Doug Newgard wrote:
> On 2014-06-01 10:15, Dave Reisner wrote:
> >On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 10:10:35AM -0500, Doug Newgard wrote:
> >>On 2014-06-01 10:09, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
> >>>On 01/06, Doug Newgard wrote:
> >>>>In the AUR, you specifically build packages to install them. When
> >>>>building for binary repos, you build them to upload them for others to
> >>>>install them. HUGE difference.

The most relevant part here - to me - seems not to be for any
individual's use of the AUR, but the means of distribution.  In the main
repos a PKGBUILD is used by devs/maintainers (maybe 1 person) to serve
binary packages to many people.  In the AUR each user who wants the
package needs to use the PKGBUILD and build their own.

Split packages requiring excess build dependencies (qt4/qt5 as in the
discussion above) when it is in the binary repos are a minor burden for
one person building the package to be a benefit to many people.  When
the same split package is in the AUR it is a burden for every person who
wants to use either of the final packages.

AKA 'Trilby'

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