[aur-general] Deletion Request

Jeff Horelick jdhore1 at gmail.com
Fri May 28 19:24:37 EDT 2010

On 27 May 2010 15:57, Stefan Husmann <stefan-husmann at t-online.de> wrote:

> Am 27.05.2010 01:34, schrieb Evangelos Foutras:
>  [2] : http://atheme.net/
>> Done. Thanks!
> Hello,
> I think this is a very strange attitude for an open source project.
> I am fine with removing it.
> Regards Stefan

This is entirely my personal opinion, but it makes it a hassle if the
package is the stable version (for example) and users being a bit stupid
with wanting a feature in the testing/hg version, but being super-anal about
using their distro's package.

That's just an annoyance, but...Most distro packages of software put stuff
where you'd expect it according to the FHS, but they all put it in slightly
different places. I forget for this package, but on Arch, the atheme.conf
might be in /etc/ whereas on Debian it might be in /etc/atheme/ and the
atheme.db might be anywhere in /var/.

With not packaging it, the Atheme developers can say: "OK, the DB is at
~/atheme/etc/atheme.db and the .conf is at ~/atheme/etc/atheme.db" and
unless the user changed the prefix (which...Then they probably shouldn't be
asking where the .conf and stuff is) , that'll always be correct.

Also, and this is less of an issue with Arch because things are updated
quickly and i was the package maintainer and i'm also an upstream atheme
developer, but most IRC stuff is volatile. I've got a Debian Stable server
and i'm using the old version of Cherokee and formerly Apache just fine, but
i wouldn't recommend users to use Atheme 3.0.4 (the version currently in
Debian Stable) because of many bugfixes and little support for quite new

Sorry if this came off a bit ranty/incoherent (i'm a bit under the weather),
but that's my stance and the official Atheme stance and i personally agree
with it.

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