[aur-general] Where to put your name when you adopt an AUR package (was: TU Application)

Bob Finch w9ya at qrparci.net
Thu Oct 9 09:49:10 EDT 2008

If I understand the question correctly, and I may not.....

The answer is that you are a "contributor" of a PKGBUILD (et al) unless you
are a TU, in which case you are "maintaining" the *binary* package.

Or at least that was what it was in at first.

Very best regards;

Bob Finch

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Callan Barrett <wizzomafizzo at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Henning Garus
> <henning.garus at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > It does make sense, at least to me, to have your name and email
> > address in a PKGBUILD you currently maintain in AUR, even if you
> > didn't create it. However, I don't think there is any policy about
> > this. I have seen some "custom" tags, which I can't remember exactly
> > and of course much misuse of the maintainer tag - I am guilty of that
> > one myself.
> >
> > What one could do to prevent further misuse of the Maintainer tag
> > would be introducing a new tag like AUR-Maintainer and put it in the
> > wiki. Notice that this is just an example, I wouldn't be against
> > calling this different. It wouldn't stop the "Maintainer Tag problem"
> > all at once, but it might help reducing it.
> I've never understood this rule, especially when I was enforcing it.
> Why aren't AUR maintainers allowed to use the maintainer tag?
> --
> Callan Barrett
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