[aur-general] Clarification for Deletion request #30701

Doug Newgard dnewgard at outlook.com
Mon Jan 3 01:39:13 UTC 2022

On Mon, 3 Jan 2022 01:33:20 +0000
Jonathon Fernyhough via aur-general <aur-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 02/01/2022 22:54, Xyne via aur-general wrote:
> > I actually would be in favor of using the -bin suffix even for packages
> > without a non-bin variant.  
> I was under the impression that `-bin` was to be used for any 
> pre-compiled version (e.g. whether sourced from upstream or from deb or 
> RPM etc.)?

It's not about the source of the binaries, it's about proprietary software that
does not, and can never, have a non-bin version. For example, steam in
Community would need to be steam-bin as it's just repackaging upstream binaries.

More information about the aur-general mailing list