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

Loui louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 13:22:24 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 04:43:54PM +0200, Robert Emil Berge wrote:
> Den Thu, 9 Oct 2008 21:57:03 +0800
> "Callan Barrett" <wizzomafizzo at gmail.com> skrev:
> > I don't think it has any practical reason. It's just such a damn old
> > rule nobody questions it.
> > 
> It can't be that old. This is the first time I've heard of it. The
> Contributor tag has a long history, from way before the AUR. It's from
> the time when people just uploaded packages to an ftp server to
> contribute, and then the devs would look at them when they had time,
> and include it in the repo if they thought it made sense. Then the user
> who first uploaded the package would be named as Contributor in the
> PKGBUILD. If you look at the jack-audio-connection-kit and rosegarden
> packages, you'll still see my name as Contributor, even though the
> package has been in extra since 2004, and probably don't contain one
> line of code from my origial PKGBUILDs.
> I think it is wrong to put your own name in the Contributor field just
> because you have adopted a package. I think the Maintainer field should
> be used for that, since the one who has adopted a package, normal user
> or TU, is in fact the Maintainer, and the one who should be contacted
> if there's a problem with the package.
>   Robert

I think you should be able to put whatever the hell you want in the
comments of an unsupported PKGBUILD. I think this line would be cool:

# Ruler of the Universe: Your Name <you at email.com>

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