[arch-ports] Call for maintainers
arch at eckner.net
Thu Aug 10 12:58:03 UTC 2017
we threw together some scripts, and now beleive to have a more or less
working build-system running (suggestion: prove us wrong!). 
As you can see on [1a], there are currently some broken packages (some
with upstream bugs, some without).
The current bottleneck are all those packages without a reason for being
As you might have guessed from the subject line, we are currently
looking for maintainers - or more precisely: for people, willing to
track down problems in single packages (the ones mentioned above).
How you can help:
1) Have a look at the build logs (linked on [1a] in the "compilations"
column - older logs reside in [1b]).
2) Figure out, what's wrong.
If it's necessary to build by yourself, use devtools32 [2a,2b] on a 64
bit machine. If you know, what you do, you can also use the original
devtools on a 32 bit machine or vm (but make sure, you use our package
repositories for building)
3) let fix or fix yourself by (in order of preference):
3a) fixing package upstream (e.g. in x86_64-archlinux or the upstream
3b) creating a package modification in : create a pull request or (if
you have write access), push the modification yourself
3c) notifying us (preferably on irc  or per mail) about what seems to
be the problem
3d) if there is no hope: blacklisting the package in 
Although 3a) is the prefered way of fixing, _do_not_ open bugs on 
for packages which are broken on i686 and not x86_64 - at least not
after November 2017. Also, if you open a bugreport on , report the
x86_64 bug - otherwise it might get closed, because i686 won't be
supported upstream at some point.
Thanks in advance for your support!
[2b] devtools32 from https://arch.eckner.net/archlinuxewe/os/x86_64/
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