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Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR)




Hi Paul,

I've ever thought about a PKGBUILD->Deb translator, and in this
way we can directly reuse all existing code in AUR without change.

However, the translator itself is not trivial, as it might need
it's own shell parser or something alike to be reliable enough.

The current (virtually) zero-overhead naive prototype, still allows the
reuse of existing debian packaging scripts and documentations.
Plus, letting users write PKGBUILD doesn't help them learn
Debian packaging at all...

On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 03:29:12PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 9:26 PM Mo Zhou wrote:
> 
> > Such idea about informal packaging repository has been
> > demonstrated successful by the Archlinux User Repository (AUR).
> > Hence, it should be valuable to think about it for Debian.
> 
> Seems like a PKGBUILD-to-deb script would be a simple way to do this
> and would also allow leveraging the existing PKGBUILD archive that is
> AUR and prevent splitting the community of people who make informal
> packaging.
> 
> In 2007 there was something similar for Gentoo ebuilds:
> 
> http://penta.debconf.org/dc7_schedule/events/69.en.html
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy9ugWUuNBM
> 
> -- 
> bye,
> pabs
> 
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