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#1 2013-06-29 19:51:50

notuxius
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Editable AUR packages

How about to make AUR packages available for editing like in wiki

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#2 2013-06-29 19:56:05

Trilby
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Re: Editable AUR packages

Can you elaborate?

What do you want to edit, PKGBUILD, source code??


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#3 2013-06-29 20:02:30

Scimmia
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Re: Editable AUR packages

Open for anyone to edit? That would be a mess.

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#4 2013-06-29 20:23:24

notuxius
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Re: Editable AUR packages

PKGBUILDs. I mean it took some time for maintainer to update it and often for small changes like version number

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#5 2013-06-29 20:25:04

karol
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Re: Editable AUR packages

You can post the updated PKGBUILD in the comments.

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#6 2013-06-29 20:29:00

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Re: Editable AUR packages

If you want to contribute to a PKGBUILD on the AUR, post a comment. I like to think that most maintainers are open to suggestion. A few might be simply scratching their own itch, and aren't interested in other people's opinions, but if that's the case, they should probably ditch the AUR package and just have a local PKGBUILD.

If you encounter a maintainer that's unresponsive both through comments and email (two weeks of no response is generally considered unresponsive), post a message to the AUR-General mailing list with a link to the package, and a request to orphan it. Explain the situation, including when you tried to contact the maintainer, what the response was (if any), and reason why you want to take over maintaining it (if applicable). You'll normally get a response within a day from a Trusted User, who can orphan the package for you, or refuse the request (for whatever reason).


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#7 2013-09-22 20:37:16

donniezazen
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Re: Editable AUR packages

Are duplicate packages actively purged from AUR?

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#8 2013-09-22 20:54:00

karol
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Re: Editable AUR packages

donniezazen wrote:

Are duplicate packages actively purged from AUR?

They can be removed or merged:
* https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 24742.html
* https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 24743.html
* https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 24744.html

You'll find plenty such e-mails on the ML.

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#9 2013-09-23 01:14:02

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Re: Editable AUR packages

notuxius wrote:

PKGBUILDs. I mean it took some time for maintainer to update it and often for small changes like version number

If you absolutely need the latest release right now and you can't wait a few days, you could just download the outdated PKGBUILD and update it for the new version locally. You can then still post a comment, if it takes more then a few days for any update.

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#10 2013-09-23 01:34:21

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Re: Editable AUR packages

donniezazen wrote:

Are duplicate packages actively purged from AUR?

If you are interested in becoming active in the AUR, it is highly recommended to subscribe to the mailing list.

https://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/aur-dev
https://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/l … ur-general


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#11 2013-09-30 18:23:48

notuxius
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Re: Editable AUR packages

maybe something like github?

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#12 2013-09-30 18:30:57

karol
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Re: Editable AUR packages

Some PKGBUILDs are stored in github, but what's wrong with posting it in the comments? You don't have to wait for the maintainer to wake up and do something.
In the comments you can ask various questions, offer suggestion etc.

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