[aur-requests] [PRQ#10748] Deletion Request for signal-desktop-bin

Janek janek_mail_01 at jbbr.net
Wed Feb 28 13:48:44 UTC 2018


"signal-desktop-bin" is a binary based package. It's using Signals official
APT packages and packages the provided prebuilt binaries.

"signal" on the other hand directly builts signal-desktop from source

Given the fast moving JS/Electron community and possibly breaking builds
due to incompatibilities of signal-desktop's code with the latest arch
build dependencies, I suggest keeping the -bin package for an easy to use,
quick installing alternative to the source build.
The `-bin` suffix is widely used in AUR so I suppose most users do
understand the implications.

PS: There used to be a third signal package in AUR - "signal-desktop" - it
was recently deleted. It also was building from source so more a duplicate
of "signal" rather then "signal-desktop-bin.

Thanks for your understanding,
I hope this package can be preserved.

Best regards,

On 27 February 2018 at 11:47, <notify at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:

> buzo [1] filed a deletion request for signal-desktop-bin [2]:
> There is another AUR package called signal with the same content.
> Either this package or the other one could be deleted.
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/buzo/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/signal-desktop-bin/
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