[arch-general] The "new" opensmtpd package

Sébastien Luttringer 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[1]. 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[2] 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[3] and details about opensmtpd in the
package page[4] (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.
No offense!

> 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[2]. 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.


[1] https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/opensmtpd
[2] https://bugs.archlinux.org/
[3] https://www.archlinux.org/trustedusers/
[4] https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/opensmtpd/

Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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