[aur-general] Greetings from Alibloke

David Adler david.jo.adler at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 04:09:54 EDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Alasdair Haswell wrote:
> Hello,
> I've recently joined this list and thought I should introduce myself.
> I'm a linux sysadmin for a fairly large hosting company and have been
> using linux for around eight years now.  I've been running Arch for a
> little over a year and it's quickly become my distro of choice.  The AUR
> is an exceptional resource and I've decided to contribute some of my
> time towards maintaining some packages.

> I've picked up an orphan; rng-tools and updated it to the latest
> version.  It's my first attempt at writing a PKGBUILD, any
> comments/suggestions would be welcome.
I did not install/test the package. One tiny thing though:
Usage of $startdir is deprecated, use $srcdir and $pkgdir
instead of $startdir/src and $startdir/pkg.

> I'm also looking at updating the
> meanwhile library, it looks to have been out of date for some years now.
> I've emailed the maintainer with no response - how would I go about
> taking over this package?
Send an orphan request to this list, containing the link to
the package. One of the TUs will orphan it if applicable.

> Regards,
> Ali.

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