[pacman-dev] pacman-contrib package

Dan McGee 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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