[aur-general] Why keeping OpenRC related packages on AUR?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Sep 16 15:34:23 UTC 2019

On Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:38:11 +0200, fredbezies via aur-general wrote:
>I hope it is the right place to discuss about this issue.

What issue...?

>A quick search gave me 42 answers - some not related to this init
>system - 95% of them last updated between 2015 and 2018.

...are the PKGBUILDs broken?

I'm using https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ocz-ssd-utility/ , last
time updated a year ago, 2018-08-26 18:29. It has got less votes than
openrc and is way less popular.

I've got 4 Toshiba SSDs and tomorrow I'll get another one, none of them
is in the smartctl database. This software allows to get useful SMART
information and to update the firmware while in use with an Arch

# smartctl -i /dev/sdd | grep database
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]

Some software isn't useful for everybody. Some software does the jon,
even if the last update is relatively old.

>By the way, it is written in the wiki that : "Warning: Arch Linux only
>has official support for systemd. When using OpenRC, please mention so
>in support requests."

But Arch Linux is for advanced Linux users, some of them might build
their own installs, maybe used as an embedded Linux.


Perhaps, ARM architecture related software should be removed, too?

It's written that "Arch Linux (/ɑːrtʃ/) is a Linux distribution for
computers based on x86-64 architectures." -

OpenRC isn't useful for you and me, but IMO, unless the PKGBUILDs aren't
broken, but still maintained, it might be useful for some users.

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