I'm disowning sage-mathematics, sage-mathematics-spkgs(optdepends for
sage-mathematics), fityk, and xylib(dependency for fityk).
I will move them to the aur in a week if no TU adopts them in community.
If you plan on adopting sage-mathematics, you should know that it is
currently unbuildable on archlinux, and some other newer distros due
to how it is built.
It is currently out of date, and you wont be able to update it without
http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/10572 (13 month old bug
without recent comments)
http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/11391 (9 month old bug I
filed without a sign of activity)
If you plan on adopting fityk, note that it needs a development
version of wxwidgets which I statically build in the same PKGBUILD.
My name is Maxime Gauduin, I'm 23 and I live in France where I work as a
chemical engineer. I've been using Arch Linux for almost 2 years now, and
have been thinking about applying for a TU position for a while. Recently I
was contacted by Svenstaro, asking if I minded him putting my higan package
in [community]. That was the trigger, and Svenstaro kindly offered to be my
I have been into computers since the age of 10, when I had my first one, at
the time it was running Win98. The first time I installed a Linux distro I
was 18, and the distro was Ubuntu. Not long after, I decided to try other
distros, I switched to LinuxMint, which I really liked, then LMDE. However
I had always wanted the bleeding edge, because I was building all my
emulators, and the video codecs for my encoding needs. That is when I
stumbled upon Arch Linux, somebody was praising it on a Linux Youtube show,
I thought I'd give it a try. The first install was a learning experience,
took me about 4h no less. Today I can have Arch installed in a matter of
I realize I may not be as skilled as most current TUs, as I do not know any
language and am not a developper. However I know my way around bash very
well. I really enjoy writing PKGBUILDs for apps I'm using, and poking
around when something does not work. I have already sent patches upstream,
for the aegisub project , for the Pantheon DE on launchpad, and more
recently for makepkg. The patch was nothing out of the ordinary, I needed
sed to follow symlinks because of the way I'm maintaining my PKGBUILDs .
I also have a little project of mine which has been well received by the
community, on my Github account . These are mkinitcpio hooks which will
build virtualbox, host and guest, and nvidia modules using dkms when
generating the initramfs. As I'm mainly using the ck kernel, they make
updating a breeze.
I've been involved with the aur-general mailing list since the beginning,
and have recently subscribed to the arch-general and pacman-dev. As for
the forums, I've got a mere 21 posts as I've been posting only when I had
problems, or helping people which had the same problem at the time, which
did not happen that often. I also have several contributions to the wiki,
on the Virtualbox, Nvidia, Steam pages and others.
The packages I'd like to bring to [community] are mainly the newly released
higan emulator (which I have declined into higan-gtk and higan-qt on the
AUR) and its associated patcher beat, firewalld and python2-slip from
Fedora, the Faience themes and icon theme, ffmpegsource and my mkinitcpio
hooks if they are eligible. Also after some talking with Svenstaro, it
seems emulators on Arch need some love: we don't have, for example, a GB
emulator (apart from higan, but which is not that great for this at the
moment). I have just adopted dolphin-emu-git, I'm willing to bring the
stable version, if it's okay with the current maintainer, and I just
adopted the vba-m package (but still haven't updated it yet).
I'm also thinking of bringing the Pantheon DE to arch, which is the
official DE of the newly released elementaryOS Luna beta 1. Currently using
Gnome-Shell, I fell in love with Pantheon. I've created a bunch of packages
on the AUR to play around with it, but being based on Gnome 3.4 while arch
has 3.6 introduces a lot of incompatibilities. Still, I'd really like to
overcome these and bring it to Arch users.
Well, I believe that's all I have to say. Thank you all in advance for
considering my application. I hope to be able to learn more among all of
"In the name of God, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into
eternal damnation. Amen."
I want following package be orphaned:
and merged with
I tried to get in contact with the maintainer via comment (see
and via E-Mail (Done that 16.01.2013)
So I waited extra long ;)
Why should those packages be merged?
Both provide a -git package and there is no stable version (>2.0) to be
And the gimp-resynth PKGBuild is quite error prone, with those sed
commands, that aren't necessary
This whole thing of becoming a TU began after talking by email with
Allan about one article of his where he talked about one project of
mine. He put me in contact with Evangelos Foutras to be my sponsor,
and here I am trying to become a TU.
My name is Alexandre Filgueira. I'm a galician guy (Spain), 22 to 23
years old and computer lover.
I'm a sysadmin and teacher. I like bash, python and vala, but I have
knowledge in some other languages. I also like web programming.
I'm a tv-show/cinema addict and music lover, from classic to blues,
jazz, rock, punk...
I installed Arch the first time in 2008, at 18 years old. I was with
Ubuntu since 2006 and I always wanted to have more control over some
things, so I began trying distros... (Fedora, Gentoo, Debian...).
When I saw what Arch was about, my head thought... oh yeah baby!
...and when I had my first Arch Linux system installed... I simply felt
My first forum post is dated 2009.02.18 asking about help with the
grub when I deleted my ubuntu partition to have just Arch on my
system. I'm better now xD
I just have 2 packages in AUR simply because everything I wanted was
in the official repos or already in AUR .
After all these years using Arch Linux, I thought that I wasn't
helping the community as I could. I have a couple of forum posts,
most of them asking. I did years ago a script to automatically install
and configure a gnome system (gnome 2 in that time).
My last contribution to the Arch Linux world is Cinnarch, being a
bridge to show how good is our base system, showing them across a
beautiful window, keeping the real rolling release soul intact.
Thanks to my work on Cinnarch, I could find a bug in libalpm and I
tried to fix it, with the help of David Reisner, the patch has already
My plan is to bring cinnamon to Arch Linux, a classic desktop built
with modern technologies. I think is a good one to have in our
I don't own the cinnamon package in AUR, when I began with Cinnarch,
that package already existed. But I fixed some of the problems with
that package, like the switch to systemd (I was awake until 3am
fixing that thing in Cinnarch and then I reported the fix to the
Arch Linux community), or the screensaver fix when gnome 3.6 came.
And I think that's all. Thanks for considering me to become a TU.
=== Signoff report for [community-testing] ===
There are currently:
* 2 new packages in last 24 hours
* 0 known bad packages
* 0 packages not accepting signoffs
* 0 fully signed off packages
* 4 packages missing signoffs
* 0 packages older than 14 days
(Note: the word 'package' as used here refers to packages as grouped by
pkgbase, architecture, and repository; e.g., one PKGBUILD produces one
package per architecture, even if it is a split package.)
== New packages in [community-testing] in last 24 hours (2 total) ==
* boinc-7.0.47-1 (i686)
* boinc-7.0.47-1 (x86_64)
== Incomplete signoffs for [community] (4 total) ==
* boinc-7.0.47-1 (i686)
* partclone-0.2.48-5 (i686)
* boinc-7.0.47-1 (x86_64)
* partclone-0.2.48-5 (x86_64)
== Top five in signoffs in last 24 hours ==
1. bisson - 2 signoffs
2. fyan - 1 signoffs
3. pierre - 1 signoffs
Fresh install fails on x86_64 with cracklib integrity verification failure and
signer verification failure. Tried with 12.12 and 13.01 install images. Other
signature failures occur with vim packages. pacman-key --populate and --update
result in 'No need to update/refresh'. Can't report the relevant keys as I
can't access the machine at any time. arch-chroot /mnt drops in an
irresponsive shell. Even ls fails in this chroot. Used
Any hints how to resolve this ?
since I'm really new to archlinux and the AUR I would like to get some
comments on my first package, derived from an existing one:
Since the update to tcl 8.6 it is not possible to build the package.
Their is no current tagged version so I have created a git-version of
So besides any comment to make the PKGBUILD better, I have the following
What's best: make a new package tdom-git that uses the github master
branch or just change the current package?
Or make a "stable" package that uses the last tagged version and patch
the support for tcl 8.6? (and maybe make a git package too)
The current maintainer wants to hand over the package. What are the
right steps for this?