[arch-general] firefox-i18n Dependency and package mainteiner contact

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 04:23:19 EDT 2008

2008/7/9 Attila <attila at invalid.invalid>:
> On Mittwoch, 9. Juli 2008 14:07 Hugo Doria wrote:
>> You can run `pacman -Si package` to get maintainer contact ou use the
>> web interface on archlinux.org.
> The question is not so stupid as it sounds in the first moment
> because "pacman -Si" shows only the packager but we all speaks even from the
> maintainer. And i must say that this point is for me not clear too and i will
> give you a example with firefox-i18n:
> pacman -Si firefox-i18n:
> Packager : Jan de Groot <jgc at archlinux.org>
> First lines in the PKGBUILD (i delete only the email addresses):
> # Maintainer: Thomas Baechler
> # Contributor: Jaroslaw Swierczynski
> # Contributor: Michal Hybner
> And now? Result for me: Having the abs tree on my disk (or looking at
> repos.archlinux.org) is the best solution to find out who maintains a
> package.-)

The best way to know who _currently_ maintains a package
is looking at archlinux.org/packages/
because new maintainer may not always change the # Maintainer tag right away.

> Note: A "pacman -Si firefox" shows this "Packager : Unknown Packager".

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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