[arch-dev-public] Unannounced mass edit of community PKGBUILDs

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Thu Oct 25 03:07:09 EDT 2012

I noticed that all of my community packages were modified by r78782 [1]
(Full pkgdesc cleanup for 2339 packages).

This was not discussed beforehand as it should. I would have been
against it and we probably would have saved ourselves lots of unneeded
noise in the repository.

Besides the obtrusiveness of this commit, there were a couple more issues:

- Indentation of pkgdesc inside package_*() functions was lost
- Double quotes were changed to single quotes even though
/usr/share/pacman/PKGBUILD.proto uses single quotes

Whether or not it is a good idea to automatically try and correct
slightly wrong package descriptions (in my opinion it's not worth it),
the lack of communication is unacceptable.

I went ahead and reversed the changes moments ago so the whole thing is
now a noop.

Please let's not do this again. :)


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