[aur-general] Please disown haskell-{funcmp, hopenssl, hsdns, hsemail, hsyslog}

Thorsten Töpper atsutane at freethoughts.de
Wed Aug 11 19:01:57 EDT 2010

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 06:44:51 +0800
Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 16:04 +0200, Peter Simons wrote:
> > Well, when a Haskell package is obviously out-of-date on AUR and
> > someone offers to take over maintenance, then disown it and let
> > that person handle the package. That's the way it's done for
> > everything else, and the procedure seems to work fine. It's a
> > mystery to me why the ArchLinux team deviated from that procedure
> > for Haskell packages in the first place.
> > 
> > Take care,
> > Peter
> Wasn't there a Haskell update script that automatically did the
> updating?

Even if that's the case, it obviously did not work so I'd say we follow
the same procedure if this situation repeats with other packages. If
there was no proper update after a hint at their ML, we follow the
request from user side as no one can blame us for that. If the people
behind the account maintaining the packages don't update the packages
after a hint and a proper timeframe, it is just like with any normal
user that we have to follow the request.

I don't want to offend anyone, but I guess a userbase is generally more
than the people maintaining a package, so more people are happy with an
up to date package - which in the case of the haskell packages is also
part of something larger - than with an older package maintained by a
group which was notified and had the time for an update.

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