Talk:Unofficial user repositories

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The future of Unofficial repos

I'd like to see more work of this type. Sometimes there are certain projects that don't mesh well with other things, such as the community repo. The 'kdemod' project is a good example. If you want to contribute with your own builds, you can check page Custom local repository.

In the future, well-thought-out user repositories may be ideal for lots of supplementary things. Forming a "web of trust" is important in cases like this, so we may begin keeping a list of "recommended" repositories somewhere, in order to make it seem more official and trustworthy.

Phrakture 12:50, 18 May 2007 (EDT)

Why don't repos provide files.tar.gz database?

Is there a reason many (most?) user repos don't provide files.tar.gz?

Without it tools like pkgfile won't work.

Karol 11:34, 16 January 2011 (EST)

Maybe it's time to ask this question on the forum (I hope it's not yet a crime to instigate Karol to post something on the forum :D ). -- Kynikos (talk) 11:57, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I did some checking by hand and found that many repos do provide them now, but some still don't. I opened a thread on the forums asking if more maintainers would consider adding this feature to their repos. -- Karol (talk) 13:56, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Explicitly tell users how to enable an unofficial repo?

How do you feel about adding a new paragraph that says something like To use an unofficial repository, add it to your /etc/pacman.conf and run 'pacman -Syu'? -- Karol (talk) 21:29, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Sure - it might be worth to split the instructions at the very top into "Enabling an unofficial repository" and "Publishing new repository" sections. (Of course the headings are just suggestions, feel free to use different wording.) -- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:09, 15 February 2014 (UTC)