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    Aur for ubuntu

    Hello, I'm Arch Linux user. I like it only for it's AUR repository. To tell the truth I don't like Ubuntu's PPA repositories. I like when everything is gathered in one place.

    So, is it possible to use PKGBUILD from AUR in ubuntu? Maybe it's possible to build yaourt (package manager for aur) in ubuntu?

    If not, maybe, I'll write some own script which will parse PKBUILDS and run them.

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    Re: Aur for ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockonal View Post
    Hello, I'm Arch Linux user. I like it only for it's AUR repository. To tell the truth I don't like Ubuntu's PPA repositories. I like when everything is gathered in one place.

    So, is it possible to use PKGBUILD from AUR in ubuntu? Maybe it's possible to build yaourt (package manager for aur) in ubuntu?
    Hi,

    I doubt, but I'm not 100% sure...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockonal View Post
    If not, maybe, I'll write some own script which will parse PKBUILDS and run them.
    Sounds interesting... Maybe a wrapper around checkinstall & auto-apt???

    Anyway, if you are going to write it in bash, count me in.

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    Re: Aur for ubuntu

    Hi Ockonal: the AUR repos contain basically scripts that would download, compile and install software. This is done to accommodate software that could not be included in the regular Arch repository. Ubuntu has much bigger resources and keeps a much larger repository providing pre-compiled packages. I doubt there is something in AUR that is not in either the official Ubuntu repo or some unofficial one (the unofficial ones mostly cover "cutting edge" software).

    Having used Arch as my main distribution on my desktop for several moths and currently using Arch on my laptop, I don't see an advantage of AUR over ppa (other than wanting to compile your own software, I do currently use Gentoo as my main distro).

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    Re: Aur for ubuntu

    yaourt? Packer is way better.

    sisco's wrapper idea would be cool. It could definetly be a fun side project. If people on Ubuntu have to open the terminal for anything they start freaking out.

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    Re: Aur for ubuntu

    One advantage of aur scripts over PPA is that scripts are... Readable.
    You can look at what you install, check that links point to official servers etc. It's also easy to modify a script.
    But if you have a ppa repository, you should blindly trust it, and you can't modify it yourself.

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