[aur-general] Git based AUR package repo

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 7 03:45:28 UTC 2017

On Mon, 6 Nov 2017 19:25:04 -0800
Amitav Mohanty via aur-general <aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hi
> I have a proposition for AUR package builds. Currently, if a package goes
> out of date, it can be flagged so but we need the maintainer to update it.
> So, if a non-maintainer wants to send the update the package build, (s)he
> will need to create a new package. My proposition is to have a git based
> system where a package's related files can be maintained.

It's already git based.

>So, the following
> benefits can be targeted:
> - to update a package build, one does not need to copy the old one and
> create a new package; sending a PR will suffice

You can already do PRs, just use email.

> - the maintainer model can be improved. A core set of maintainers or an
> active and trusted set of maintainers can review such PRs if the maintainer
> is not available.

There is already co-maintainers.

> - even if no reviewer is available, the modified package build can be
> released as non-approved one and users will still be able to use the
> package build.

That sounds like chaos.

> I would like to know thoughts about this proposition.
> Regards,
> Amitav

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