[aur-general] Package promotion process

ian at perebruin.com ian at perebruin.com
Fri Nov 28 17:35:13 UTC 2014

On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:29:45AM -0600, Troy Engel wrote:
> When a package has hundreds of votes, what keeps it from getting
> promoted into Community? I'm talking specifically about cower:
>   https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cower/
> Bootstrapping AUR on fresh installs is manual, what's the reason cower
> hasn't been promoted to Community so it's easy to install with pacman
> and have AUR usable out-of-the-box? (apologies if this has been
> discussed before and I'm opening some sort of hornet's nest)
> -te
It appears that there are intentionally no AUR helpers in the official repo.

> Warning: There is not and will never be an official mechanism for
> installing build material from the AUR. All AUR users should be familiar
> with the build process.

Cower is a little different since it does not automate the building,
but the idea seems to apply.

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