[pacman-dev] pacman-contrib package
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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