[aur-general] VCS dupes in the AUR

jwbirdsong jwbirdsong at jwbirdsong.homelinux.com
Thu Apr 14 11:45:38 EDT 2011

On 04/14/2011 09:19 AM, Peter Lewis wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Apr 2011, J. W. Birdsong wrote:
>> On 04/12/11 at 10:00pm, Stefan Husmann wrote:
>>> On 12.04.2011 08:58, Peter Lewis wrote:
>>>> Done a bit of research...
>>>> On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Stefan Husmann wrote:
>>>>>   irssi (VCS) * irssi-svn https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=6163 *
>>>>>   irssi-git https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25781
>>>> These both seem "official", though the main website points to the SVN repo
>>>> and not the git one. However, it seems many contributors are using git
>>>> since it's easier to send in patches etc. I couldn't find out how often
>>>> they're synced, but I assume it's pretty regular. So, it's probably worth
>>>> either keeping both, or just going with git only.
>>> I prefer maintaining svn-versions over git-versions in AUR, because the have
>>> revision numbers as $pkgver, not just a date.
>>> Regards Stefan
>>   I maintain irssi-svn, but only picked it up some time ago because it needed
>>   fix/updating.  So no big deal if y'all decide it should go.  I suppose as the
>>   discussion on this has grown cold  I'll assume we're going to keep both?
>>   Seem no real conscience was reached.
> It probably doesn't matter if we keep both, since both are official, as long as
> both work. So long as maintainers don't feel that their efforts are wasted, that
> is... (admittedly maintaining a -svn or -git package in the AUR requires minimal
> effort.)
>>   I'll drop/delete it if needed.  JB
> It's not needed, and given Stefan's message, some people will use it. It's up to
> you, as a maintainer, I'd say. Do you have reasons for not using -git?
> Pete.
Absolutely none. I'm actually more comfortable/familiar w/ git.
Although Stephan's point about revision numbers is an EXCELLENT point.

As I said previously I only picked package up because it was orphaned 
and needed fix/update (don't remember which).
Going on AUR votes only it seems to be the more popular package.
Will keep it around (for now :) )
Thanks to all

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