Talk:Unofficial user repositories

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Cleanup of repos which provide AUR helpers.

We should not be advertising these repos on our wiki, as they encourage bad behavior. Current list of repos containing problematic packages:

  • arcanisrepo - contains yaourt
  • archlinuxcn - contains yaourt, yay, aurman, trizen, pikaur, cower (but not auracle), pakku and more
  • chaotic-aur - contains yaourt, yay, aurutils
  • disastrousaur - contains aurget, aurman, aurutils, burgaur, cower, pacaur, yaourt, yay
  • nexus - contains aurget, aurman, cower, pacaur, packer, yaourt, yay
  • seblu - contains yaourt
  • sergej-repo - has some package called "aurdownload" which I've never heard of?
  • xyne-x86_64 - contains bauerbill, pbget
  • andrwe - contains cower
  • archlinuxfr - guess...
  • archlinuxgr - contains cower
  • dx37essentials - contains yay
  • jkanetwork - contains octopi, packer, yaourt
  • ownstuff - contains aurutils

-- Eschwartz (talk) 16:44, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

May I ask? Where are these rules that define repositories with AUR helpers as bad behavior repositories? --DragonX256 (talk) 16:53, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
I disagree. Unofficial user repositories are unsupported, meaning we do not give any guarantees on what you may or may not find in them. Removing repos containing AUR helpers would wrongly imply that there is some sort of oversight. --Larivact (talk) 17:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Like I said on IRC: It makes no sense to harass users because the repositories they voluntary provide contains some packages we dislike - especially when the usage of said repos is completely at the discretion of whoever using it. As the article very clearly warns about. -- Alad (talk) 17:06, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
If you tried to properly define what a "problematic" package is, you would likely end up with the conclusion that it is a synonym for an unofficial package. Besides providing AUR helpers, there are other, more harmful features of unofficial repositories: not providing source PKGBUILDs, slow/non-atomic response to soname bumps, intentionally providing packages designed to override official packages, or just providing broken packages. If you want to provide a full review of the unofficial repositories, simply adopt all possible packages to the official repositories to make these repositories really useless. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 17:40, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Closing as other respondents are against the proposal. -- Svito (talk) 13:26, 10 January 2019 (UTC)