[pacman-dev] pacman-contrib package

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 22 23:12:13 EST 2008

Dan McGee wrote:
> 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.
That was my exact thinking.  I would be uneasy including the "cage" 
scripts from that package and I'm sure "pt-orphans" is just "pacman -Qtd"...

Anyway, I will have a proper look at those and encourage submission of 
potentially useful ones.


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