[arch-general] AUR, ABS and outdated/orphaned packages
bdjor71 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 11 07:11:23 UTC 2015
Great work, Michael!
From: Michael Beasley <youvegotmoxie at gmail.com>
To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 5:50 AM
Subject: Re: [arch-general] AUR, ABS and outdated/orphaned packages
On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10:38:17PM -0500, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10:04 PM, Michael Beasley <youvegotmoxie at gmail.com>
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> > I've taken some time to make updated PKGBUILDS and related scripts for a
> > few packages
> > that are marked as "Maintainer: Orphaned" and haven't been updated in a
> > while. How would I go about
> > submitting or getting these updated approved for testing and possibly
> > applying for maintainership?
> > The wiki explicitly states not to upload to the AUR if any version exists
> > in the official package database,
> > so I figured it would be best to ask before I get started off on the wrong
> > foot.
> > Thanks all,
> > Michael Beasley
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> If the package is in the repositories, just flag them as out of date. They
> should get updated by the Arch maintainers.
> If they are in the AUR, file an orphan request (unless they are already
> orphaned), then adopt them from their page on the AUR. Once you are the
> maintainer, you can then update them freely.
> -- Eli Schwartz
Sounds great, I guess I'll send an email to the last packagers; some of them
have flag dates from months ago.
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