[aur-general] changing the status of the maintainer field

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Fri May 22 00:42:30 EDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 06:47 +0200, Xyne wrote:
> Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> > What if I use abs to fetch the entire core/extra and then build and
> > maintain that tree?  Am I now the maintainer and everyone else
> > contributors?
> I'll be honest: I rolled my eyes when I read that.

Then I accomplished what I set out to do, That is those tags really are
not that important.

I compile all my packages used for the system cpu, I start with the
install cd and compile base then on to the ones I need for a "working

> If you began to independently maintain all of those packages (update
> them yourself, modify the PKGBUILDs, etc) then you would be the
> "maintainer" to anyone retrieving them from you and you would be
> expected to deal with any errors arising from what you changed. If you
> do not distribute them, then "maintainer" makes no sense at all. If you
> simply copy the PKBUILDs from abs occasionally without adding your own
> modifications, then you're not really a maintainer of the PKGBUILD, but
> if you decide to distribute binary versions yourself then you would be
> the maintainer of those.

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