[arch-general] About package guidelines

Filipe Laíns lains at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 21 16:27:48 UTC 2021

On Sun, 2021-02-21 at 17:03 +0100, Óscar García Amor via arch-general 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

The credit here is tied to the PKGBUILD, not the package. I did not copy your
PKGBUILD, in fact I didn't even look at it. I rarely never do with AUR PKGBUILDs
nowadays as I found that it usually takes me significantly more time fix them up
rather than just copy one of mine and adjust it, especially for pretty well
standardized ecosystems such as Python.

What I did look at was the version, which was severely outdated, and the last
update date, which was 3 years ago, so I honestly didn't even bother.

I apologize if you felt cheated, but I did not in fact use your PKGBUILD.

Filipe Laíns
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