[manjaro-packages] archlinux-appstream-data package

Stefano Capitani stefano at manjaro.org
Fri Mar 10 09:37:54 CET 2017


Yes this new pkg want to be for manjaro so including our software.. if a
volunter adopt it and maintain with pr ... 


Stefano Capitani

Il 2017-03-10 09:32 Stéphane ha scritto: 

> Greetings,
> As I've been mentioned I permit to add my inputs. ;)
> I think the difference is more that the arch appstream database don't have all the added manjaro sofware
> like as octopi, pamac, thunderbird-kde, firefox-kde and all other packages that is not in arch.
> I don't think manjaro remove a lot of packages coming from arch beside technical packages like as
> kernels, graphic drivers, and all related stuff making manjaro different from arch. and I don't think those
> packages are in the apprstream database,.
> regarding to maintain a manajaro-appstream-data package. it would be great. but it have maybe some cons:
> I don't know exactly how works upstream but as I understand it:
> - it takes some info from the repository database (not all packages)
> - it takes other info from an other database or xml files, or I don't know how (category, icons, more detailed descriptions?, others?)
> - Does the description support localization? if yes it's more work.
> to have a manjaro-appstream-data packages mean that this package should not have the same name as the arch one. then all the packages
> that depend on it (gnome software, discover) need to be modified and maintained by manjaro too, or that the new package should define "archlinux-appstream-data" as provide.
> is it the right way? or maybe asking archlinux to rename their package with a more generic name or something like this?:
> that was my inputs.
> best regards.
> scachemaille 
> On 10.03.2017 08:49, Frede H. wrote: 
>> Greetings .
>> This post https://forum.manjaro.org/t/a-gui-app-shop-for-manjaro/19129 [1]
>> made me have a look at the possibilities.
>> It led me gnome-software and I found that installing that installed a
>> archlinux-appstream-data package.
>> However in the post @scachemaille mentioned a possible difference
>> between arch packages and manjaro packages.
>> Does such a difference exist?
>> Not knowing if a difference exist I started researching and found that
>> the tool appstream-builder is quite capable of making these package
>> lists.
>> When ran against a mirror repo it scans the packages and builds the
>> appstream-data necessarry for gnome-software.
>> I do run a mirror (uex.dk) so I have been testing on these data. I
>> think it is possible to create and maintain a similar package for
>> manjaro.
>> If such a package is feasible and there is a difference between
>> generally available apps for arch vs manjaro I voluteer to maintain it.
>> Regards .
>> Frede H. 
>> @fhdk
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[1] https://forum.manjaro.org/t/a-gui-app-shop-for-manjaro/19129
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