[aur-general] Name for an (almost) fake package

张海 dreaming.in.code.zh at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 11:29:46 UTC 2016

Em, yes, that's exactly what I did before, but I'm much too tired after
having to identify which lines are installing the main content and which
are not and remove them correctly, every time I got an update. (I'm a
little bit paranoid that I don't want to ignore any package update. Also by
doing so I'll possibly miss aur upstream changes such as added/removed
dependencies or fixed bugs in those extra files.)
So I decided to create these packages.

I've read the rules of submission section beforehand, and here are my
reasons for submission:
- Such way of leaving /opt/ out of pacman (and other extra files in /usr/
managed) is a preference I believe a number of people will find useful.
Leaving /opt/ out of pacman can be useful because Android SDK and Android
Studio has their internal update mechanism that can do patched/resumable
upgrade which is important for people with lowspeed/unstable access to
Google; Using a package to keep the dependency on other packages (ncurses,
swt, etc) and system configuation files (profile scripts, systemd units,
pixmaps and desktop files) are also desirable and recommended because a lot
of the files reside in /usr/.
- Manually doing such work upon every installation of each of these
packages is a tedious process because one has to be at least familiar with
bash scripting to identify exactly the part for installing the main
content, and even so it takes a lot of time everytime.
- These changes cannot be incorporated into the original packages because
there are other people who have the broadband connection and prefer to
manage all their files by pacman; it is not a duplicate.

Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>于2016年4月9日周六 下午5:31写道:

> On Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:08:44 +0200, 张海 wrote:
> > Emm... Because I don't want to download those large source files when
> > building, and I don't want to add additional lines to my pacman.conf.
> > Anyway I think this should have the same reason as the fake packages in
> > aur; they give users a shortcut for achieving what they feel better.
> Btw. I'm not sure if it's possible to add a directory instead of a file to
> "NoExtract", OTOH after downloading the PKGBUILD a user who doesn't want
> to install everything, easily could edit the package build, either before
> running makepkg or e.g. continuing with yaourt.
> Maybe your "dummy" offends
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_User_Guidelines.
> Regards,
> Ralf
> PS: That reminds me that I still need to replace a long comment by a link
> and that I again need to inform a maintainer about a mistake, regarding
> the git version s/he should use. IOW we sometimes make mistakes, so there
> might be already duplicated packages and/or empty packages provided by
> AUR, but I guess this should not continue. However, perhaps I
> misunderstand the guidelines.
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