[aur-general] rb_libtorrent moved from community

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 02:20:20 EST 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 5:44 AM, Sebastian Nowicki <xilonmu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was just packaging btg in order to move it to community, but I
> realised that rb_libtorrent is in unsupported. I looked at the details
> page[1] and it appears pressh moved it from community. Was there any
> reason for moving it back to unsupported?
No other reason that we had a lengthy discussion about orphaned
packages in [community]. rb_libtorrent was on this list as it was a
package of zeus, who is not a TU anymore. None of the current TUs was
You can find the complete discussion on the mailing list, an the list
of removed packages here:

You are free to move it back to [community] of course.

> There's also a small annoyance with the libtorrent and rb_libtorrent
> packages - they conflict. The two packages provide different libraries,
> but conflict due to having the same paths. There is a package in
> unsupported called librtorrent [2] which resolves the issue. Since
> libtorrent already exists in community, the package, along with
> rs_rtorrent, should be either removed or the changes should be
> implemented in libtorrent. There was also some discussion about this
> conflict on the bbs [3], which provides more detail. It appears Debian
> is having the same problem [4]. Their solution is to rename the packages
> to libtorrent-rakshasa and libtorrent-rasterbar, which may be better
> package names than rb_libtorrent and librtorrent.
> I think it would be better if these packages wouldn't conflict, but
> excessive renaming of packages is probably unnecessary.
> [1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=14940
> [2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=10572
> [3] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=234044#p234044
> [4] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=402462

Contact Jeff (codemac) if he does not reply here, he is the maintainer
of libtorrent in [community] I see from the web interface. I guess you
guys can work something out.

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