What does "Foreign" mean?

Can anyone share with me what “Foreign XXX” means? Do I need to do anything? Thank you.
20240512_ForeignPackage

Foreign means packages not installed from the official repos.

packages that were downloaded manually and installed with –upgrade.

Usually, these are packages installed using the AUR, GIT or a .zst install/package file.

Edited as to include AUR packages as @dalto indicated.

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That’s what it says on the marquee near my house.

[insert johnny carson rimshot sound here]

Thank you I’ll be here all week. Please tip your waitress. I’ll show myself out.

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Usually they are AUR packages.

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You could have unofficial repos specified in /etc/pacman.conf.

Packages installed from these unofficial repos are not regarded as foreign.

So one could say a foreign package is a package which is installed from any other sources but the ones in /etc/pacman.conf .

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Yeah. To confirm, I got this definition from https://man.archlinux.org/man/pacman.8 then kind of expounded on it a bit.

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