[arch-general] AUR, ABS and outdated/orphaned packages
mrelendig at har-ikkje.net
Fri Jun 12 10:42:02 UTC 2015
On Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:11:23 +0000 (UTC)
bob <bdjor71 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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 Subject: Re: [arch-general] AUR, ABS and outdated/orphaned packages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> wrote:
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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.
> Michael Beasley
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