[aur-general] Question about bad applications

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 03:44:52 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:17 AM, Nathan O <ndowens.aur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:13 AM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue 31 Aug 2010 00:48 -0500, Nathan O wrote:
>> > What should I do about software that won't work, not due to the fact
>> about
>> > how it is packaged, but badly coded? I am finding some packages of mine
>> that
>> > won't compile or run and the author(programmer) doesn't seem to be active
>> > anymore
>> Patch them if you want, orphan them if you don't.
>> Some applications I can patch or use sed, but there are some packages that,
> in my opinion, would require somebody that knows programming in order to fix
> the issues.

You could check what patches other distros have applied.

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