[pacman-dev] pacman-contrib package
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 21:26:26 EST 2008
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:54 PM, Alessio Bolognino
<themolok.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat 2008-02-23 11:10 , Allan McRae wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've put a pacman-contrib package into AUR. Will probably move into
> > community in the near future.
> > At the moment it contains pacsearch, pacdiff and vim PKGBUILD syntax
> > files.
> > I actually like the idea of re-pacman but it needs work before I will
> > include it. I could find no colour pacman scripts that pacsearch is not
> > a replacement for. I'm holding out on including anything to do with
> > repo cleaning on a decision on what will happen in pacman or someone who
> > uses such a script to submit it to git...
> FYI there are other useful user created pacman related scripts, in the "pactools"
> ( http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=5907 ) package in the AUR. Maybe you
> want to merge the two packages if you move it to [community] (or maybe not! :),
> it even has a bunch of votes.
I don't want to speak for Allan, but this is a "pacman-contrib"
package, which comes straight from the naming of the contrib/ dir in
the pacman source. I would guess his intention is to have this as the
only source of scripts and tools, and anything he wants in the package
should be submitted to the pacman-dev ML for inclusion in this contrib
directory. The tools here tend to have a higher level of scrutiny and
visibility than the tools you mentioned.
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