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

Alper KANAT alperkanat at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 07:27:54 EDT 2008

I want to ask a question here.. I can't really distinguish the 
difference between Maintainer and Contributor... I wasn't able to see it 
on the AUR wiki.. So can someone enlighten me ?


Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> 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".

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