[aur-general] bit torrent AUR

Jeff Hubbard jeffmhubbard at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 09:44:30 UTC 2020

Also, the AUR only contains the PKGBUILD and associated files (text files).
You wouldn't see much benefit there. The real bandwidth usage is in
downloading the source file, and there's no way to do that over torrent.

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020, 4:13 AM Storm Dragon via aur-general <
aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 08:49:03AM +0000, Kusoneko wrote:
> >Probably feasible, but it'd be a pain in the ass to update PKGBUILDs for
> AUR packages and so, not really a great idea. Plus, git already does most
> of what's needed. Likely, anyone could set up a mirror for the AUR by
> crawling through it and cloning all the packages, so it's really only
> centralized because no one bothers mirroring it. I really don't see why
> you'd want to share it over bit torrent to be honest.
> Ah, that makes sense, especially with trying to make it secure. Once a
> PKGBUILD updated, it would have to be updated on several instances before
> it would be considered valid. The idea of mirroring based on git sounds
> interesting though.
> Thanks,
> Storm
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