[arch-general] PKGBUILD contributor, maintainer, author...
ngoonee at gmail.com
Sun May 9 04:40:20 EDT 2010
On Sun, 2010-05-09 at 16:30 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 09/05/10 16:08, vlad wrote:
> > On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 01:09:46AM +0300, Ionut Biru wrote:
> >> On 05/09/2010 01:02 AM, Andre "Osku" Schmidt wrote:
> >>> Hello Arch,
> >>> testing it with random PKGBUILD files from AUR, i noticed that there
> >>> is more than one way people use to define authors...
> >>> (/usr/share/PKGBUILD.proto shows only "Contributor")
> >>> till now i've found:
> >>> - Contributor
> >>> - Maintainer
> >>> - Author
> >>> so i wonder what others should i parse ?
> >>> or could you/we make a standard ?
> >>> cheers
> >>> .andre
> >> in proto was fixed in the next version of pacman. The standard is
> >> Maintainer and Contributor.
> >> Maintainer the current person who's maintaining the packager.
> >> Contributor past maintainers or persons who did contribute in a way
> >> to the build(if the current maintainer wants to add them)
> > Finally a clear definition!
> The main principle I use when deciding on things like this is the phrase
> "Who gives a shit?". :P
> Seriously... it is a comment so it does nothing. Does either label
> make it less informative if it is the only one there?
I see it another way, its the AUR, by definition some of the PKGBUILDs
are going to mislabel things, especially in the comments.
Perhaps I should edit my PKGBUILDs to say
"Owner-And-Master-Of-This-Package's-Universe" instead =)
More information about the arch-general