[aur-general] [aur general] Seeking the TU wisdom

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 19:00:37 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:

> Thomas S Hatch wrote:
> > Ok, I have a bit of a problem with a pair of packages, puppet and facter.
> >
> > As it stands the puppet package in the aur is broken, it builds but it
> does
> > not run properly. The puppet package in the AUR is configured to run on
> ruby
> > 1.9, puppet does not run properly on ruby 1.9 yet, and the pacman plugin
> for
> > puppet that is supplied with the package no longer works properly. The
> > package has also been out of date for a few weeks.
> >
> > I have contacted the maintainer and I was promised that my fixes would be
> > applied, but they were not, so I made a duplicate, puppet-ruby1.8 and
> > facter-ruby1.8, I am using these packages in production and they work
> very
> > well.
> >
> > I even open up a github account, forked Miah's puppet package, applied
> the
> > changes and requested a pull as requested.
> >
> > But the package remains out of date and broken, so my question is this,
> does
> > this constitute grounds for having a TU orphan the packages so I can
> update
> > them, make them work, and get rid of my duplicates? Or should I continue
> > more diplomatically?
> >
> > -Tom Hatch
> According to the comments on the page, you first brought up the merger
> about a
> month and a half ago, so even if the maintainer is busy irl as mentioned in
> his|her last post, there has been plenty of time to fix the package.
> I've orphaned puppet for now. Facter is neither flagged as out-of-date nor
> are
> there any comments regarding the issue on the page. Is there anything wrong
> with the facter package?
> Regards,
> Xyne
> p.s. Please provide links next time.

Yes, the facter package should also be based on ruby 1.8 and throws many

We have communicated about this package as well, they are a closely related
pair, if I change the puppet package then it will be broken without also
changing the facter package

Thanks Xyne

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