[aur-general] Orphaning request - chromium-beta and clamav-devel

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Thu Sep 23 12:51:43 EDT 2010

Am Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:11:15 +0300
schrieb Det <nimetonmaili at gmail.com>:

> On 9/23/10, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
> >Did you send a private e-mail to the maintainer?
> Not before now.

You always should contact the maintainer before you send an orphan
request to the mailing list.

> >And you should only ask for orphaning if you really want to adopt and
> >maintain this package as you told the current maintainer to do so in
> >the AUR comments.
> Well, I wasn't thinking of adopting anything but bumping at least
> chrome-beta when there's an update available until an active
> maintainer would take my place.

Regularly "bumping" if there's an update means maintaining a package.
Either you want to maintain a package or not. But you shouldn't
regularly send orphan request, update a package once, orphan it by
yourself, and send an orphan request again if someone else has adopted
a package.

Either you adopt a package and maintain it or you should leave it alone.

Btw., chrome-beta was first commited on 20 Aug 2010, only one month
ago. So the maintainer probably hasn't been inactive and the package
was not that outdated. Flagging the package as out-of-date and
contacting the maintainer could have been sufficient.

> > Btw., last update of chromium-beta was 15 Sep 2010, one week ago.
> > So the maintainer seems to be active.
> No, it was me who did that.

And why is JerichoKru the maintainer and not you? And if you really had
adopted the package, updated it and orphaned it at once, why are you
now asking for orphaning this package again?

It has a maintainer - I don't know if he's the original one - and it is
not that outdated if at all. And if you regularly want to update an
orphaned package then adopt it and keep it and don't always orphan it.

> > And what do you want with a Rapidshare download in a PKGBUILD?
> In a PKGBUILD? If you meant that why did I upload a single PKGBUILD to
> Rapidshare, you should know that I uploaded the whole tarball
> (including the .install file, desktop file, etc.)

You put several times a link to a tarball at Rapidshare. You can't put
a Rapidshare link into the source array of a PKGBUILD.

In case this tarball was your updated PKGBUILD, you know Pastebin? And
you've read what's written on the package site?
On every package site you find this note written in a big font size:
"Please use a pastebin or email to post PKGBUILDs, patches, or scripts."


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