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Re: [Bug-freedink] Refining the AUR Instructions

From: Sylvain
Subject: Re: [Bug-freedink] Refining the AUR Instructions
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:22:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


Thanks for the comments :)

Would you mind sending a patch against


On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 07:07:55PM -0400, Harry wrote:
> I refer to the instructions here:
> <http://www.gnu.org/software/freedink/get-distros>, under the section
> "Arch Linux".
> Firstly, the nitpicks:
> --Considering this is GNU Freedink, it should probably be noted that
> the instructions work for Parabola GNU/Linux, a free version of Arch
> GNU/Linux, as well as Arch GNU/Linux.
> --You should change all instances of "Arch Linux" to "Arch GNU/Linux"
> or "Arch [GNU/]Linux" as per
> <http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#distronames1>.
> --AUR stands for "Arch User Repository", not "Arch Linux User
> Community Repository" as per
> <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository>.
> And now the meatier problems:
> --Because yaourt has the dependency "package-query" which can only be
> found in the AUR, the current instructions will only work if the user
> already has package-query installed, which is highly unlikely. To fix
> this, you could either:
>         a) Add instructions for installing package-query from the AUR
> as well as instructions for installing yaourt, or
>         b) Tell the user to just add the [archlinuxfr] repo their
> pacman.conf, which includes yaourt and package-query among other
> packages. For instructions see the "repository" instructions from
> here: <http://archlinux.fr/yaourt-en#get_it>.
>         I'd recommend taking route B, because then yaourt can be
> updated with normal pacman.
> --Since the instructions were written the names of the packages have
> changed. As of this writing the only Freedink packages in the AUR are
> freedink-data, freedink-dfarc, and freedink. Installing freedink will
> automatically install freedink-data as well, so just "yaourt -S
> freedink" is all that's needed to play the game. I suppose
> freedink-engine has been replaced by freedink.
> --aurvote won't work until it has been configured with an AUR account.
> A link should be included to register for an AUR account for users who
> do not already have one: <https://aur.archlinux.org/account.php>.
> Additionally, users should be asked to run "aurvote --configure" after
> installing aurvote to save their login details so aurvote will work.
> Then, why not have users vote for all Freedink packages with "aurvote
> --vote freedink-data freedink-dfarc freedink" (the --vote switch is
> optional but makes the instructions more explicit)?
> --Harry
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