I was looking at the pkg_diff page in order to build some packages for
community64 and noticed something I found a bit worrying and after much
thought, I decided to bring it up. It could all be entirely legitimate
and if so I apologize.
A large portion of recent updates (~2/3) are only bumped in the pkgrel,
i.e. no pkgver update. While I realize some of these will be legitimate
rebuilds, it is a bit of a concern to me given nothing major has moved
from the testing repo and I don't recognize the packages from bug reports.
I haven't looked at whose packages these are (and at this stage, I
honestly don't care), but it seems a reminder about quality control on
the packaging front is needed. I don't mean to sound overly grumpy, but
this costs users and the mirrors bandwidth as well as giving the few
x86_64 using TUs more work.
I really don't like writing emails like this. We can all make good
packages or else we wouldn't be TUs. So please double check your
packages before uploading them.