[aur-requests] [PRQ#9551] Deletion Request for spinach

Garrett garrett.floft at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 19:57:54 UTC 2017

I would be fine with removing it from the AUR helpers page as there are
presently many Bash AUR helpers. I don't know why it should be removed from
the AUR though.

This is not a clone of yaourt. Though according to the AUR Helpers page it
is as secure as yaourt, i.e., not very secure except for spinach you'd have
to do some interesting escaping (that to my present knowledge is not
possible, but there might be some way to do it) to get around the function
that cleans what is sourced for finding the depends. Yaourt package is 0.53
MiB whereas the spinach package is 23 KiB. It was originally created for
being very small and only doing the minimum required while still being fast
and useful. At the time (and maybe still now) I don't think many of the
others were as small while still having features like downloading updates
in multiple "threads". Also not sure if any of the others allow installing
from a local directory of PKGBUILDs. Since I haven't used all of them I
don't really know how it compares to everything out there. Not saying it's
the greatest, but I think it has uses.

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 9:27 AM, <notify at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:

> Alad [1] filed a deletion request for spinach [2]:
> Antiquated yaourt clone, sources PKGBUILDs for dependency resolution
> before users can inspect them. Otherwise no unique functionality.
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/Alad/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/spinach/
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