[aur-general] Duplicates in AUR (flashrom-svn)

Anton Shestakov engored at ya.ru
Fri Jul 2 04:33:38 EDT 2010

25.06.10, 20:39, "Thomas Dziedzic" <gostrc at gmail.com>:

>  On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 1:43 AM, Anton Shestakov  wrote:
>  > I want to bring attention to the following packages:
>  >
>  > flashrom-dev - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=30391
>  > flashrom-svn - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23390
>  > flashrom-svn-new - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=36865
>  >
>  > They all build flashrom from the same svn repo. The second package was the first one uploaded to AUR, but it have been last updated 25 Aug 2009 and doesn't contain libftdi dependence. I think we should remove flashrom-dev and flashrom-svn-new and keep flashrom-svn (it has more votes after all).
>  >
>  > I did not contact the maintainer of the second package, but judging by the last date he updated his packages (25 Aug 2009), hopes that he will come and update flashrom-svn aren't big at all. So I suggest orphaning the package as well.
>  >
>  > Thanks in advance.
>  >
>  > P.S.: should we even keep a possibly unstable version of an utility that may erase your BIOS is another question (:
>  >
> Please try contacting the maintainer first. Most packages which pull
>  directly from a repository need less updating compared to official
>  releases.

Well, did that; flagged the package as out-of-date and emailed its maintainer. One week has passed: no reply, no update.

So, back to the problem. flashrom-dev and flashrom-svn-new should be removed from AUR as duplicates and I suggest orphaning flashrom-svn.

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