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packer - New bash aur+pacman wrapper (replaces poorly written yaourt)

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – Both of those deps are in community.  And the way Packer handles these things now is scary.  It works, but is very fragile.  I am still not entirely happy with everything, like packer adhoc parses the AUR's html.Expac and Jshon were made for shell scripts, to replace messy and fragile code.  Expac links against alpm (as does package-query, causing no end of pain for yaourt users) but Expac is in the repos and should be updated more or less along with pacman.  Falconindy also hacks on Pacman, so it does not seem likely Expac will be blindsided by future development (HowTos)