[arch-general] The "new" opensmtpd package

ushi ushi+arch at honkgong.info
Wed Apr 17 12:47:29 EDT 2013

Am 17.04.2013 13:28, schrieb Hugo Osvaldo Barrera:
> Hi,
> All of a sudden, this morning, after running pacman -Syu, I found myself
> incapable of sending emails from several of my machines.
> I had noticed not warnings, or errors, and, after tracking the issue
> for a while, it turns out the problem was the new opensmtpd package in
> [community], which had replaced my own one (present in AUR).
> I've been maintaining an opensmtpd package in AUR for a long time now
> (it was recently renamed to "opensmtpd", but I had maintaing it under the
> previous name since it's early development, which I follow very closely).
> One of the problems with the new package in [community], is that it's
> build configuration differs SO MUCH from the defaults (and my own
> package), that their settings are incompatible. I belive this goes
> against the Arch way, which is to stay as close as possible to upstream.
> Also, the one in [community] has explicit flags that actually reduce
> security (for what reason, I wonder?).
> At first, I though I'd contact the author, but I couldn't find out
> how. The PKGBUILD does not include the maintainer's email, and he's not
> listed as a TU or Dev.
> Finally, I'm a bit surprised as to how this happened. I planned to
> propose to move my own package from AUR to [community] at some point,
> but not yet, since it only has 7 votes (way less than what the wiki
> describes neccesary). Secondly, I'm confused as to how this is done. If
> there's a package in AUR, isn't that moved into [community] instead of
> writing a brand new one?
> Please don't take this as a rant of "You broke my email setup!",
> but rather as a "Hey, this isn't very transpart to the community; how
> do these thing happen? How do I contact the maintainer? What was the
> procedure to get this package into [community]? Is there any way I can
> participate in it's maintenence?"
> Thanks,

Here is the email of the packager.

% pacman -Si opensmtpd
Packager: Sébastien Luttringer <seblu at seblu.net>

The output is broken when running with LC_ALL=C.

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