[aur-requests] [PRQ#1301] Deletion Request for update

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Fri Nov 7 08:33:20 UTC 2014

On Sat, 01 Nov 2014 at 00:47:30, Colin Keenan wrote:
> Please do not delete my package in the AUR, 'update'. Although the script
> contains only one line of relevant code that could better be done with an
> alias, the package also contains a desktop file which can easily be put on
> a panel or other launcher for one-click updating similar to a GUI. When
> installing Arch to other people's computers, people who may not be all that
> comfortable with the command line, it's much easier for me to install this
> update package for them than to find and copy the script and desktop file
> onto their computer.
> The idea behind this package is to add the desktop launcher to your panel
> (for example the Xfce panel), and then just click on it when you want to
> update your computer. The user just enters their password when asked for,
> and the rest is done automatically (unless it takes so long that another
> password entry is required). By making updating as easy as possible, users
> will update more frequently.

This sounds like a bad idea. You should not run `pacman -Syu` (or even
`yaourt -Syu`) unless you know what you are doing. Arch Linux quite
often requires manual intervention. If people blindly run `pacman -Syu`,
they will not read (or not understand, at least) install messages, they
won't merge .pacnew files and will not take care of what is mentioned in
the frontpage news. By using yaourt, they will probably also install AUR
packages without reviewing the PKGBUILDs (I never used yaourt myself, so
I might be wrong here).

> The script and desktop file are so simple that anyone can see it's safe.
> What would be the harm in leaving it in the AUR?
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:24 PM, <notify at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:
> > karol_007 [1] filed a deletion request for update [2]:
> >
> > A package is a bit of an overkill for this oneliner.
> >
> > [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/karol_007/
> > [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/update/
> >
> >

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