[arch-general] The "new" opensmtpd package

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Thu Apr 18 08:26:01 EDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM, Chris Down <chris at chrisdown.name> wrote:
> On 2013-04-17 22:04, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
> I must say I do find it a bit off that a package with a conflicting name would
> be added without even attempting to contact the AUR maintainer. There was no
> rush to upload this package. You could have contacted him just to say what you
> were doing, but you didn't.

Hi Chris,

First, there was more than one packages in AUR (opensmtpd,
opensmtpd-portable, etc). I hope others maintainers will not claims
I have contacted, AUR opensmtpd maintainer by mail in march to ask him
to update because the package was was out-of-date since weeks. He
doesn't answer and it's not the same email that Hugo. I'm wondering if
Hugo was maintainer of opensmtpd for more than 2 weeks.

I usually  post a comment before removing package from AUR to notify
the old maintainer. Do I have forgot?
I think y're *very* light when you claims: you didn't contact the maintainer.

Anyway, it's pure courtesy and not really the real reason of the complain.

Secondly, I confirm, there was no rush. To give you more context, I've
my own opensmtpd package running on my computers since the first
releases of opensmtpd. Before pushing the package I telling myself :
"Oh I it works correctly on my stuff for weeks, it's on abs for 1
week, I can push it to community".
So, I'm not a serial packager !

Emotional comments, like your and Hugo come time to time, usually on
aur-general, when packages are moved from AUR to community. AUR
PKGBUILD are _not_ the property of the maintainer (even if he's a good
guy who drink beer) and sending a mail can be automated by AUR to says
: "You're package have been removed. Thanks for you support :)"


Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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