[aur-requests] [PRQ#11698] Deletion Request for lxc-snapshots

John graysky at archlinux.us
Tue Jun 5 20:06:00 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:46 PM, Eli Schwartz via aur-requests <
aur-requests at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 06/05/2018 03:20 PM, John wrote:
> >> overmind88 [1] filed a deletion request for lxc-snapshots [2]:
> >
> >> Personal package with confusing name
> >
> > This package provides the framework to run either openvpn or pihole via
> > an lxc snapshots (see man lxc-copy) of a base container.  An included
> > man page explains setup, operation, and general scope.  Definitely not a
> > personal package nor named ambiguously.
> Hmm
> "run either openvpn or pihole"
> "Definitely not [...] named ambiguously"
> This seems like it is hardly generic. What if someone wants to use this
> expecting to see a package which helps easily set up general-purpose LXC
> snapshots, what is your answer for them?

The readme on github is pretty descriptive and well commented and as you
pointed out below, the terminology I used is from upstream.  I should point
out that quite a few pieces of software have less-than-perfect names :)

> "Yes, I know this is a 'snapshots' tool, but what I really mean is that
> this is explicitly only for use with these two programs I happen to use".
> I'd also point out this package has never been commented on nor been
> voted for by anyone other than you, and the githb repository has never
> received either issues or pull requests. I'm not seeing the overwhelming
> evidence that people thought this useful enough for their own use.

It's a niche use I will grant you, but I see the github repo has been
starred by 2 users.  I don't think that wide-spread popularity needed for
inclusion in the AUR.  The software fills a niche use, is well documented,
and works as advertised.
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