[aur-general] gnash removed from aur

Paride Legovini legovini at spiro.fisica.unipd.it
Mon Mar 16 12:06:53 EDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 03:47:48PM +0000, Angel Velásquez wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Paride Legovini
> <legovini at spiro.fisica.unipd.it> wrote:
> > I was willing to maintain a package in aur for Gnash, the GNU SWF
> > player. I published it today, but it has been removed without any
> > warning. Can I have en explanation for this?
> >
> > I know the same package is already in extra/, but it's orphan and
> > outdated.
> Technically is prohibited duplicate packages, *even if yours is
> updated than one existent on repos*

Thank you for the explanation, I thought that orphan packages could be
an exception to this rule.
> Unfortunately, you should wait for a while until a Dev decides to
> adopt and update it, I guess you can ask on this list if some dev can
> drop this package from extra and move it to unsupported, then you will
> be able to maintain it.. (but eventually this doesn't happen, being
> frankly)

Then I do it now :)
I'm willing to maintain it, I hope I can help.

> Aditionally you can add the PKGBUILD and maybe, some dev can update
> the package and maybe he will use your PKGBUILD or part of them..

I'm attaching the PKGBUILD. It's different from the PKGBUILD of the
package in extra/ (simpler, uses ffmpeg instead of gstreamer, ...).

> So, the TU or Dev who deleted your package should (just for being
> nice) sent you an e-mail giving you details about why your your
> package was removed.

I hope so.
Thank you,

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