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

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Fri May 3 15:08:39 UTC 2019

On Fri, May 03, 2019 at 06:00:32PM +0300, Konstantin Gizdov wrote:
> 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'?

Well no, it has to be usefull for more then just a few people.

'my-personal-highly-specialized-llvm-git-package' won't necessarily be allowed.
If this is the case for this package I have no clue, have not followed the
thread that closely.

"Make sure the package you want to upload is useful. Will anyone else want to
use this package? Is it extremely specialized? If more than a few people would
find this package useful, it is appropriate for submission."


Morten Linderud
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