[aur-general] bfinch - Was: [arch-dev-public] pkgstats and repo cleanup

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 18 20:32:07 EST 2008

Ondřej Kučera wrote:
> Hi,
> Allan McRae wrote:
>> Daenyth Blank wrote:
>>> Bob (Finch) asked for his community packages to be removed. I wrote a
>>> little script to help with it. It's not documented and has some rough
>>> edges, but it should give you a nice base to hack on. Enjoy :)
>> Two things here...
>> Did Bob quit as a TU or just pulled all his packages from the repo?
>> And, I do not see many of his old packages in the AUR.   e.g. fldigi, 
>> fdlog.  Is that accidental?
> What does removing from community mean (in this case), anyway? Just 
> moving from community to unsupported or REALLY removing altogether? If 
> the latter is the case, should that be done? Is a maintainer (now I'm 
> talking mainly about TUs) really actually an owner in the sense that 
> he/she can decide to just delete PKDBUILDs of his/her packages? (I'm 
> sorry if I'm misreading it all but such a possibility scares me a bit.)

It should mean moving them from [community] to the AUR, which is why I 
am querying what happened to a few of these packages.  But, the 
PKGBUILDs for anything that was in [community] can always be recovered 
from CVS.


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