[aur-general] Merging ruby-jekyll into a single package

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera hugo at barrera.io
Sat May 16 20:29:58 UTC 2015

Hi there!

Jekyll is currently a bit of a mess on the AUR. There's packages for several
"plugins", like ruby-jekyll-pagination, and several others.

However, these are not plugins in the traditional sense of the word: jekyll
won't run if they're not installed, so they're more like libraries. Libraries
that are only used inside jekyll and are not designed to be used independently.

So there's very strong codependency. ruby-jekyll-pagination and ruby-jekyll
end up depending on each other mutually. Again, "-pagination" is merely an
example, there's plenty of these.

Someone suggested merging these into a single package: they're diferente
upstream gems, but only work in unison, and are useless separately, so I'm
inclined to simplify this on our side (KISS, right?).

Would this course of action be deemed appropriate? Is it acceptable? I know we
usually don't bundle stuff like this in AUR, but this seems like a strong
exception, since we're talking about packages with mutual codependency.

Thoughts? Opinions?

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?
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