On 21-05-23 02:05, Christian Rebischke via aur-general wrote:
On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 10:36:55AM -0500, Derek Taylor via aur-general wrote:
I received a notice that several of my suckless builds (dwm-distrotube-git, st-distrotube-git, dmenu-distrotube-git) have been deleted from the AUR due to being "for one person". That's certainly reasonable but these packages are not for one person. A lot of people use these and depend on them. Again, these builds are not for one person. What can be done about this?
Thanks in advance, DT
I just had a glimpse on your software and I see why it got mass-removed. Maybe you shouldn't describe the packages as:
"My heavily-patched customized build of the Suckless simple terminal (st)." "My heavily-patched and customized build of the Suckless dmenu run launcher."
I can only speculate, but did you use the same package description in the AUR?
My suggestion to solve this: give the packages a new name and make clear that the software is a fork and something different.
pkgname: dst description: "dst (Derek's ST) is a suckless st inspired terminal with additional features"
A lot of the suckless packages being removed were removed by me and I've had a few emails from affected people.
Just to reiterate, upstream suckless says that packaging their software is pointless, because of how the software configuration is tightly coupled with compiling.
The majority of these packages were for a single person, therefore are not suitable to be placed on the AUR. The AUR isn't meant for people to place dotfiles and configuration snippets as per the submission guidelines.