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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 18 21:31:46 EST 2008

Daenyth Blank wrote:
> 2008/12/18 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
>> 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.
>> Allan
> He said before that he was planning to resign, I don't know his
> current plans. He wanted his packages removed entirely and he deleted
> any in unsupported that he had made. I think the reason was that
> previously when others had adopted his packages, they removed his
> contributor data and replaced it with theirs, and he didn't want that
> happening again. When I said that I would move the community ones to
> unsupported he asked that I wait until they were set up on his
> personal repo for his distro. Those aren't the full details, but
> should summarize.

I feel removed of packages completely from the AUR violates Trusted User 
status.  We stopped users doing this specifically because we did not 
want this to happen. I will be starting a removal thread.


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