[arch-general] The "new" opensmtpd package
seblu at seblu.net
Wed Apr 17 16:04:52 EDT 2013
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
<hugo at osvaldobarrera.com.ar> wrote:
> 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.
Dude. Against the Arch way... you are harsh.
There is NO patch. Only configure options (provided by upstream).
> Also, the one in [community] has explicit flags that actually reduce
> security (for what reason, I wonder?).
Please open a bug report and explain where I made a mistake. I'll
be pleased to fix it.
> 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.
You can find me on the TU page and details about opensmtpd in the
package page (hint: Maintainer field).
> 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).
Be delighted with this move. You will not have to maintain it yourself anymore.
No need to thanks TUs and Developers for their work. It's free as beer.
> 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?
I'm sorry, I doesn't took your package. I was not "inspired" by what
you do and I started a new one from scratch.
> 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?"
You can participate by suggesting new behaviour / stuff into our bug
report system. By offering your help to upstream developper.
Or if you want helps Archlinux on more than one package, you can start
walk the path to become a TU.
Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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