[arch-general] Unmaintained project with active community fork - what to do with the package?

Maarten de Vries maarten at de-vri.es
Mon Jul 1 19:51:05 UTC 2019

On 01-07-2019 21:20, Danila Kiver via arch-general wrote:
> Hi all,
> please help me in handling the following situation.
> The  bash-bats  package ( https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/any/bash-bats )
> uses the upstream repository ( https://github.com/sstephenson/bats ), which is no longer
> maintained by its owner ( https://github.com/sstephenson/bats/issues/150 ).
> Looks like the project moved to a community-maintained fork ( https://github.com/bats-core/bats-core ),
> which already reached version 1.1.0 and includes crucial fixes, while the original project
> stays untouched for a long while.
> What would be the correct approach here: ask the maintainer of  bash-bats  package to switch
> to the active fork, or leave this deprecated package as it is and create an AUR package for the fork?
> Regards,
> Danila Kiver.

Open an issue on the Arch bug tracker with the suggestion to switch to 
the fork. Sounds like a switch makes sense, the maintainer will probably 
agree. If not, you can always add an AUR package anyway.

-- Maarten

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