[arch-general] About package guidelines

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 21 16:20:22 UTC 2021

On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 17:03:10 +0100
Óscar García Amor via arch-general <arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> When a user submit a package to AUR must follow package guidelines.
> There is an interesting point that says that in the top of PKGBUILD
> you must respect the previous contributors [1] and credit them (if
> any).
> I'm surprised that this is not respected by the trusted users when
> they pick an arbitrary package that is maintained in AUR and upload it
> to the community repository without crediting anyone of past
> maintainers. I saw this course of acting in several packages and don't
> like to me. It seems to me a total lack of respect towards the person
> or people who have been keeping the package so far.
> If users of the AUR are required to have a minimum of netiquette, more
> should be required of TUs.
> Greetings.
> [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_submission_guidelines

Specifics? I know there's quite a few cases where TUs don't even look at the
AUR and just write their own PKGBUILDs from scratch, in which case there aren't
any previous contributors.

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