[aur-general] deletion request: dino-git

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 15:18:30 EST 2011

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Philipp Überbacher <hollunder at lavabit.com>wrote:

> Excerpts from masutu's message of 2011-02-04 18:22:35 +0100:
> > Hi TUs,
> >
> > can you please delete dino-git (
> > http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33598)? I'm the maintainer of
> this
> > package and want it to be deleted because
> > a) PKGBUILD is broken, outdated and i can't get current git versions to
> > compile (neither master branch nor Branch_0_2)
> > b) dino is not very popular, dino has 3 votes, dino-git 0 votes, so i
> think,
> > we can live without the git package
> >
> > masutu
> Popularity or the lack of it is no reason for deletion from AUR, IMHO.
> Community is for the popular packages. If it doesn't build orphaning the
> package is the way to go IMHO, someone else can take it over, take
> what's there already or start from scratch.
> This was not a question of popularity, masutu was just being awesome and
covering his bases.
masutu asked for the packages to be deleted because he was the maintainer
and no longer felt that the package was needed, as the maintainer he holds
that prerogative.

But yes, a lack of popularity is not grounds alone for package removal

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