[aur-dev] [PATCH 1/4] remove submitter from package data

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed May 11 14:51:04 EDT 2011

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:48 PM, elij <elij.mx at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Lukas Fleischer
> <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 09:01:27PM -0700, elij wrote:
>>> ---
>>>  web/html/pkgsubmit.php       |    3 +--
>>>  web/lib/pkgfuncs.inc         |   10 +---------
>>>  web/template/pkg_details.php |   11 -----------
>>>  3 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
>> The submitter field proved to be useful in some cases where a package
>> was moved from the official repos to the AUR and either turned out to be
>> incomplete or wasn't properly removed from the official repos.
> I guess I don't see what benefit the submitter field would have in
> such an instance.
> If someone moved it from the official repos to the aur, would they not
> be the submitter and also the maintainer?
Initially, yes. And then we all usually orphan the junk because we
don't want it, we just put it there for postarity, so you've
immediately lost information.

I think it has a lot less usefulness on the web page itself (at least
for the general public), so I wouldn't be against culling it there,
but as far as a point of reference when trying to look at the
packages, it makes since to keep around. It can be far different than
what the maintainer field tells you.


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