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#1 2008-01-05 04:24:38

Dusty
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How to Request a Package

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE POSTING A REQUEST FOR A PACKAGE:

1. FIND OUT IF A PACKAGE ALREADY EXISTS:
a. Check to see if it's in an official repo: http://www.archlinux.org/packages.php (or use pacman -Ss pkgname)
b. Check if it is already available in the AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php
c. Check if it has been posted in this forum before: http://bbs.archlinux.org/search.php in that dialogue, I suggest that you select  "AUR Issues, Discussion & PKGBUILD Requests" from the Forum: menu, this way you get only the results you're interested in.
d. The package may be available in one of the unofficial repositories: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uno … positories (although this may be hard to find out, so if you don't know, please go ahead)
e. If you didn't find it in any of these places, then it has more than likely not been packaged before, and you can go ahead to point 2.

2. TRY TO MAKE A PACKAGE YOURSELF
a. Read the Arch packaging standards: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arc … _Standards
b. Try making a package with the supplied prototype PKGBUILD in point 2a
c. If you really don't know what to do at point 2b, please go to point 3.

3. POST A PACKAGE REQUEST
a. Before posting a package request, collect as much information of the package as possible. For the information needed, please see the PKGBUILD prototype linked to at point 2a. Please note that it is extremely important to collect this information because you are the one who wants to get help, so the least you can do is collect this information!
b. Post the information you collected, as well as your non-functioning PKGBUILD (if you tried to make on and did not succeed), in an orderly manner in a new thread
c. Give the thread a name conform '[REQUEST] $PKGNAME', where you substitute the name of the package for $PKGNAME

4. LEARN FROM YOUR OWN REQUEST
a. It is extremely important to learn from your own request. See how someone succeeded in making a PKGBUILD for you, and try to understand what is going on. Learn from it!
b. If you have learned some things, try to help other people out with their requests.


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Thanks to pressh for submitting these guidelines.

Dusty

MOD EDIT 150807 fukawi2: Update 1c to reflect changed forum name to "AUR Issues, Discussion & PKGBUILD Requests"

Last edited by fukawi2 (2015-08-07 12:54:57)

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#2 2009-04-23 03:01:10

climatewarrior
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Registered: 2009-04-23
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Re: How to Request a Package

There sould be a link to this somewhere in the wiki.

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#3 2009-11-10 23:31:13

quarkup
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From: Portugal
Registered: 2008-09-07
Posts: 497

Re: How to Request a Package

this should be in the wiki ^^


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#4 2012-02-25 16:36:33

ngoonee
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Registered: 2009-03-17
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Re: How to Request a Package

This thread is informational in nature, not for discussion. I have closed it and deleted two posts related to that.


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