[aur-general] TU Removal - Bob Finch

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 19 03:06:09 EST 2008

w9ya wrote:
> In fact Daenyth did NOT place my packages into the AUR after removing 
> them from the binary repo. I have the transcripts from the TU irc 
> channel where we discussed this very thing. But this remains a 
> reliance on a detail that CANNOT have *any* bearing since a TU has the 
> right to remove a package or PKGBUILD that they contribute. 

The script Daenyth provided me puts packages back into the AUR so I 
assumed that had been done.  Not moving packages to the AUR after they 
were in [community] is very poor form and in my opinion is just as bad 
as deleting them from the AUR.  Why do TUs have the right to delete 
their own packages when users don't?  Just because TUs can delete 
packages, does not mean they should or even have the right to for no 
other reason than "I made it".

> Your focusing on such minute details as a basis for your proposal is 
> troubling. ANY action you took based on this remains troubling. Not 
> just now but into the future.

As was your "packing up your toys and leaving".  Except you had not 
left.  You were just sitting in the corner, destroying your toys.  If 
another TU removes all their packages from [community] and does not put 
them in the AUR or resign, I will do the same thing again.

> Your calling for my removal while you knew I am preparing my 
> resignation remains in poor taste. You could have sent me an email and 
> asked what was going on when you were told I was planning to leave, as 
> this was hardly a secret. ONLY you are blame for any decision to not 
> communicate despite your protestations below.

I have already stated that I do not have psychic powers so did not know 
you were resigning.  All I knew was you were removing all traces of your 
packages which I was obviously far less than impressed with.  All could 
have been avoided if you actually resigned when you made the decision, 
rather than waiting 13 days after your packages had been removed.  Then 
I would have just silently uploaded them to the AUR rather than having 
to block you removing them first.  Reducing your powers on the AUR 
required I make the call for your removal.  Surely you of all people 
could have predicted the consequences of your actions...


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