[arch-general] Removal of the Dasher package
ido at kernel.org
Mon Jul 25 16:17:57 UTC 2016
There also seems to be a (possibly newer?) PKGBUILD for 5.0 alpha 22 from
just before it was removed:
On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Sean Greenslade <sean at seangreenslade.com>
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:48:24PM +0000, Germano Corrêa via arch-general
> > Hello!
> > I don't know if I'm in the right mailing list, so sorry if I'm in the
> > place...
> > I need to install the package Dasher, and I realized it's not anymore in
> > the official repositories (it was in extra and it was removed this
> year). I
> > don't know if I didn't searched right, because I found nothing about this
> > removal. Does anyone knows why?
> > Of course I can download the source code and build it by myself, and
> > what I'm doing. But I just wanted to know why they removed.
> > Thanks, and sorry for anything...
> Typically, packages in the official repos are maintained by devs / TUs
> that use the packages. Sometimes a dev stops using a package, so they
> drop maintenance of it. If no other dev wants to take it, it usually
> will get dropped to the AUR. I guess that didn't happen here.
> Taking a peek into the SVN repos:
> It looks like the last update to this package was 2014-07-01. Its listed
> maintainer is Damir Perisa, who according to this page:
> Is no longer an active Arch developer. The package got removed recently,
> most likely because it no longer worked as-is and no one stepped up to
> fix it.
> What I would suggest is to take the old version of the package:
> patch it up and upload it to the AUR.
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