Package Details: reflector-nomirrorlist 1.0.0-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/reflector-nomirrorlist.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: reflector-nomirrorlist
Description: Use reflector-generated mirrorlist by default
Upstream URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/reflector-nomirrorlist/
Keywords: pacman
Licenses: custom:WTFPL
Conflicts: pacman-mirrorlist
Provides: pacman-mirrorlist
Replaces: pacman-mirrorlist
Submitter: hv15
Maintainer: hv15
Last Packager: hv15
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.95
First Submitted: 2020-10-19 10:38
Last Updated: 2020-10-21 15:41

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hv15 commented on 2020-10-19 10:41

This package is a dummy package, which replaced pacman-mirrorlist. it does this by running reflector on install and advise the user to activate the reflector.timer systemd-timer.

The last part is very important, as otherwise you local mirrorlist will go out-of-date, which could lead to all sorts of problems when installing/upgrading packages.

Latest Comments

hv15 commented on 2020-10-21 15:46

@amish, good catch, missed the backup (was previously generating a mirrorlist at packaging time). Regarding license, I wasn't bothered really (and per PKGBUILD spec unknown is used when there is no license). However just to be clear about the work, I have put it under the WTFPL license for no issues :) .

amish commented on 2020-10-21 01:39

Package does not provide file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist (it creates it) so the PKGBUILD should not have that file in backup() array.

Also you may put it under GPL license (or whatever you are ok with). Why 'unknown' license?

PS: pacman, pacman-mirrorlist, reflector - all use GPL license.

hv15 commented on 2020-10-19 10:41

This package is a dummy package, which replaced pacman-mirrorlist. it does this by running reflector on install and advise the user to activate the reflector.timer systemd-timer.

The last part is very important, as otherwise you local mirrorlist will go out-of-date, which could lead to all sorts of problems when installing/upgrading packages.