On 2021-12-16 16:58, Hunter Wittenborn via aur-general wrote:
I just received some emails about an hour ago that my 'makedeb-beta' and 'makedeb-alpha' packages were deleted off of the AUR because they were duplicates of 'makedeb'  . I'm a bit confused on how exactly they're "duplicates" of makedeb though, as they're literally the beta and alpha releases for makedeb, the lattermost being the stable release.
The only other hypothesis I'd have is that the underlying program is the same, but these are all different releases, and they're all being published so users can use whichever channel they chose. My packages also aren't the only ones following a multi-channel packaging system on the AUR, so I'm not really sure why my packages got flagged like this in particular.
Could I get an explanation for all of this? I'm quite confused on how I could have messed up - recloning the PKGBUILDs for 'makedeb-beta' and 'makedeb-alpha' on my local system is also still clearly showing the differences between the three packages.
Hi, Hunter! Thanks for the email
I must admit, this was probably a poor decision on my part. I should have rejected those requests. I could go into the specifics of my thought process but ultimately it was a gaffe on my part. I'm sorry!
I've reinstated the packages, so please do claim them from the orphanage.
Thanks for the pushback, and I'm sorry again.