I'm the maintainer of the gosh package, and this seems reasonable enough to me, but obviously there's the concern that people who have the old gosh installed may be using it and not want this to go through (though I doubt there are many of them).

If my input is at all necessary (which I doubt) I'm happy with any decision from the TUs. I assume there's some kind of protocol for this.


On Fri, Nov 30, 2018, 23:33 <notify@aur.archlinux.org> wrote:
mvdan [1] filed a deletion request for gosh [2]:


I'm the author of shfmt, which was recently added to the Community
repo: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/shfmt/

As part of the same "shell tooling" project, I'm now working on a
second tool called "gosh". You can see both here:

It seems like the name is mostly free. The only official package
providing /usr/bin/gosh is "gauche", but being Scheme, I doubt many
people will run into that conflict.

This package hasn't seen a real update in three years, and the
upstream project seems like it stalled in early 2015. I was wondering
if you could free up this package name in the AUR, so that I may use
it to package my shell tool.

The command name in my project first appeared in early 2017, so this
isn't a last-minute attempt to take over someone else's package :) I
hope it doesn't seem that way.


[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/mvdan/
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/gosh/