[aur-general] AUR Maintenance

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Tue May 4 00:53:53 CEST 2010

On Fri 30 Apr 2010 22:04 -0400, Connor Behan wrote:
> I read in the archives that comments were 95% repaired by Firmicus
> and the copy with a few illegal characters is:
> /home/francois/aur-20100205-1859.sql.fixed2.xz on a server to which I
> do not yet have access. Since the comments are not back, I gather
> there is more to be done.
> Could I please go through the comments and repair sentences that make
> sense? i.e. "s/Th#s wor#s for kd#4 but #ot kdemod/This works for kde4
> but not kdemod/" I will do this until everything is done or the only
> sentences left are unintelligible. The other problem is merging this
> with new comments that have been posted since the update. No one
> knows a reliable way to do this automatically, correct? And it would
> require adding countless database entries by hand? I am also prepared
> to get started on this brute force work. I will have several hours
> per week to devote to it. Please give me what I need to contribute!

Hah. Thanks for your enthusiasm, but it wouldn't be very effective to go
through it manually. Most of the scrambled strings are in languages
other than English, and it would take waay too much work.

I do plan on restoring them, but I haven't had the chance to look into
it. I can't say when that will be though.


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