[aur-general] Can we have optional deps on AUR packages?

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Wed Apr 19 18:36:02 UTC 2017

On 04/19/17 at 08:01pm, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> On 2017-04-19 19:55, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
> > I just wanted to clear this up with the other TUs: Is it ok for [community]
> > packages to have optional deps on AUR packages or not?
> > 
> I used to loudly oppose that, but now I think it's fine as long as the
> description states that given optdep is in AUR.

I disagree, optdeps from the AUR would seem to be supported except that
they are not. So it would be a lot better to just move those packages to
[community], which is faster and easier for users.

> I guess arch-dev-public is better place for this discussion.


P.S. I noticed that for ansible you already started mentioning the AUR
in optdeps. Why start implementing it before we actually came to a

Jelle van der Waa
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