[aur-general] Package present in aur-git, but not in the aur

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 11 14:45:56 UTC 2018

On 11/11/18 9:37 AM, pianoslum via aur-general wrote:
> Hi at all,
> I searched whether elster (a program for German tax declaration) was
> present in the aur (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=elster) and
> found out it wasn't. When I finished my own PCKBUILD and tried to upload
> it, I noticed that there already was a git repo with that name
> (ssh://aur@aur.archlinux.org/elster.git).
> How can that be?
> While the original script is a meta package only, mine will download and
> install the latest version of the package via wine.
> Should I ask for deletion or what could I do?
> Original package maintainer is in CC.

If you check the aur-requests mailing list, there's probably a deletion
request for it, most likely because it's just a meta package.

The actual package doesn't exist on the AUR, but the git repo backing it
is intact because we don't delete history. Just clone it and commit your
changes on top, overwriting everything.


That being said, I'm not sure there is any good way to install software
using wine inside a PKGBUILD, so I'm curious what you're doing...

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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