[aur-general] Please delete a lot of packages

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 14:14:45 EDT 2010

On Sat 11 Sep 2010 20:36 +0300, Det wrote:
> On 9/10/10, Lukáš Jirkovský <l.jirkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10 September 2010 13:09, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Sorry, I'm having a hard time deciding what goes and what stays.
> >>
> >> If another TU wants to jump in and handle this request, please do.
> >
> > Wow, what a mess.
> >
> > For now I would certainly leave the songbird-svn. It has correct name
> > and it seems to be quite good PKGBUILD.
> >
> > I'd prefer if the songbird-auto-nightly was renamed to the
> > songbird-nightly-bin and then removed.
> >
> > I think songbird should be removed, because it's in fact the same as
> > songbird-svn. I don't see any reason to keep it because it seems that
> > they do not release any source tarballs. However it has just too much
> > votes to remove it.
> >
> > Lukas
> >
> Jesus, well the nicest thing to do then would be to first replace
> "songbird-nightly" with "songbird-auto-nightly" and _then_ delete:
> "songbird", "songbird-auto-nightly" and "songbird-nightly-bin".
> "Songbird" does indeed have a lot of votes, which is just too bad, but
> if "the binary version of Songbird" has to be "songbird-bin", then
> "the SVN version of Songbird" has to also be "songbird-svn"... unless
> that logic would need the developers to release a versioned source
> too... which they don't.

Some projects might not have tarball releases. So in that case the
package name could remain as the project's name without having to append
-scm. Heh, or maybe we should start naming all packages based on how the
sources are fetched.

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