[aur-general] VCS package guidelines

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 00:52:05 UTC 2017

On 03/08/2017 07:37 PM, Ivy Foster wrote:
> Of course, you also can't be forced to install a packaging whose
> versioning or build options you dislike. PKGBUILDs are trivial to edit
> to taste.
> I recognize that the AUR ML is a slightly heretical place to suggest
> this, but...the AUR is not the end-all-be-all of packaging scripts. If
> you don't like what you see there, write your own or edit an existing
> one. It'll take you under five minutes if you start from scratch.
> In short, if you don't like what you see on the AUR and it's not
> actually harmful, ignore it. You'll be happier you did.

Thank you for the advice. This is, in fact, what I already do (if it
affects the built package in any way). :)

But ideally, we could edit PKGBUILDs to taste *in addition to* providing
general advice about commonly-agreed tastes, or even specific advice. It
isn't an either-or kind of thing, I am multi-talented that way.

:) :)

Eli Schwartz

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