About the Package request category

Request the addition of a package to the Manjaro repos here. Be aware: unless there’s an obvious need (or e.g. the package is unique) the answer will probably be “no”, and especially so if it’s already in the AUR.

Maintaining packages take a lot of time. Adding a package is not a one-off event and requires work by the package maintainer. Therefore, unless the package maintainer uses the software it’s very unlikely they will maintain a new package.


General points “for” inclusion might include:

  • serves unique function/use-case
  • adds a definite benefit to a wide range of users
  • actively maintained but infrequent updates
  • I use it

General points “against” inclusion might include:

  • another alternative already available in the repos (e.g. browsers, media players)
  • niche (e.g. scientific software)
  • proprietary or restrictive license
  • old, outdated, unmaintained, AUR package
  • high-frequency/daily updates (e.g. -git packages)
  • unreleased/pre-release software
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