[aur-general] Are AUR VCS packages that depend on AUR VCS packages from other projects a good idea and who should decide on that ?

Konstantin Gizdov arch at kge.pw
Fri May 3 15:00:32 UTC 2019

On 03/05/2019 17:23, Bruno Pagani via aur-general wrote:
> Le 03/05/2019 à 16:04, Eli Schwartz via aur-general a écrit :
>> Furthermore, I defy the idea that even users building it themselves
>> constitute "user stupidity", because as Lone Wolf's explanation
>> *explicitly* called out, it is awkward in the extreme to kludge around
>> adding a *build-time* codegen dependency on llvm-git, inside a
>> makechrootpkg compilation environment... without actually doing so via
>> makepkg's "makedepends" technology.
> I did not understood that paragraph.
It refers to the email from Lone_Wolf that proposed an env variable that
will at build time generate/manipulate deps by inspecting the system.
> Bruno

I am a bit baffled by this thread.

I understand we have standards and requirements and suggestions and best
practices and so on, but for the Arch User Repository - is Lone_Wolf not
allowed to make a package called
'my-awesome-mesa-git-that-uses-llvm-git-and-thats-final'? And as long as
it builds, installs safe, runs fine, **fulfils a purpose**, **doesn't
have an equivalent** and **does not abuse the website or users**, then
all we can do is say 'Good Job'?

This is both a genuine question and a personal surprise if it is otherwise.

As for the general **good** way of doing this, we already know to do it
- we either have a single person in charge of the whole stack and each
release is binary consistent or we communicate and sync our
builds/releases. Why not just make sure/trust Lone_Wolf that they will
do their part as maintainer and check for all dependencies and provide
version bumps and prompt updates, etc as any good maintainer will?


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