[aur-requests] [PRQ#3463] Deletion Request for ussdpad

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Tue Jun 2 18:36:03 UTC 2015

On Tue,  2 Jun 2015 17:32:19 +0000 (UTC)
notify at aur.archlinux.org wrote:

> Trilby [1] filed a deletion request for ussdpad [2]:
> There are countless ugly and potentially dangerous hacks in the
> installation wrapper script used here.  This will (try to) invoke
> pacman to install dependencies from an install script called from the
> PKGBUILD.  It will then (try to) "sudo make install" to the root
> directory rather than to the PKGDIR.
> This is a rats nest of problems for would-be-users, and for the safety
> of those who might otherwise try to install this package, it should be
> deleted until the submitter can take the time to write a proper
> Cross ref to forum: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=198173
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/Trilby/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/ussdpad/

Tribly, could you point out specific examples? While I agree the pkgbuild is
kind of crappy, I'm not seeing any calls to pacman, and the only references I
see to sudo are only in a text file.

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