[aur-general] gnash removed from aur

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 14:11:20 EDT 2009

Simpler sounds nice, but I'm not so sure about the "uses ffmpeg
instead" bit -- perhaps there should be two packages if such a choice
has to be made?

-Andrei "Garoth" Thorp

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Paride Legovini
<legovini at spiro.fisica.unipd.it> wrote:
> 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 outdated.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,
> pl

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