[Dev] Server Concerns

IngeGNUe ingegnue at riseup.net
Tue Nov 17 13:36:09 GMT 2015

On 11/17/15 02:03, Florian Pelz wrote:
> On 11/17/2015 03:40 AM, IngeGNUe wrote:
>> FWIW just because you can, doesn't mean you should. I feel that making
>> changes to the AUR, especially a whitelist, would be very annoying.
>> IMO, the AUR is the place where guarantees cannot be made about the
>> quality of a package, where packages are not supported, etc. The user
>> is supposed to install at their own risk, examining the software
>> *before* installing it.
> I think an AUR whitelist would be a useful tool in examining the software.
> Of course, this is all theoretical and it seems noone is going to create
> an AUR whitelist in the near future.

Yeah, I see the value in providing such a tool actually -- as long as it
is just provided as an optional package.

In an ideal world, I would just keep the PCR and add more disk space! If
I could send a hard drive I would.

>> If we need to remove a whole repo to save disk space, maybe we could
>> just create a wiki page of recommendations and warnings about AUR
>> packages?
> We have that already:
> https://wiki.parabola.nu/List_of_Applications
> (AUR packages are not marked as AUR; it is necessary to check the links.)

Cool :)

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