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

Brad Fanella bradfanella at archlinux.us
Thu Sep 23 17:24:12 EDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
> > Now, to clarify: Bumping a package everytime there is a version is the
> > *definition* of maintaining a package.
> Of course this is the definition of maintaining a package. But this
> doesn't have to be done within 2 or 3 hours after upstream has released
> a new version. And an orphan request shouldn't be sent 2 or 3 hours
> after upstream has released the new version.

That wasn't directed at you. Rather, I meant it for Det, in which I
was trying to tell him that his statements were conradictive. "Bumping
a package each release" is exactly the same as "maintaining a

I realize that you (Det) wanted to maintain the package until someone
came along and took it from you, but there is really no point to that.
If you are going to maintain something, adopt it until someone asks to
take it off of your hands. Do not just adopt something, change the
PKGBUILD each upstream release, and then orphan it right away. It just
makes everything seem messy, and it is really not needed. If you hand
the baton off to a new maintainer and that person seems to neglect it
for a *long* period of time (and you have already contacted them about
it!), only then should you send a message here.

> Btw., it also happens every now and then that it takes some weeks until
> a package in [core] and [extra] is updated even if it's flagged as
> out-of-date. And there's no problem with that.

Sorry, that was my fail attempt at a joke. :-P


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