[aur-general] Automated Package Removal

Daniel Campbell dlcampbell at gmx.com
Mon Apr 9 16:38:49 EDT 2012

Most systems already do the paper-trailing for us. They're known as logs.

----- Original Message -----
From: Karol Blazewicz
Sent: 04/09/12 04:23 PM
To: dlcampbell at gmx.com, Discussion about the Arch User Repository (AUR)
Subject: Re: [aur-general] Automated Package Removal

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Daniel Campbell <dlcampbell at gmx.com> wrote:
>> It would also contribute less clutter to the mailing list and less hassle for people that make innocuous mistakes like mine. Bureaucracy cripples everything.
> Yes, it's annoying (and inefficient and illogical) to require someone to sign up to another service to ask for something to be done on the service they're having issue with. Departmentalizing things is a sign of bureaucracy. Most people dislike it in government, hospitals, business, and other institutions; why on Earth would we voluntarily do it in FOSS? Especially when the majority of problems (e.g. Deleting packages) can be solved by a machine.

The 'paper trail' in bureaucracy is often used for accountability purpose.

> Politics aside, I agree that a grace period would be good. But perhaps a little longer than a single day? Maybe 3-7 days, to account for real life getting in the way.

You say you didn't properly test the package and you need up to a week
to fix it?
I guess the current system allows for such things too (albeit via a
TU) so why not ...

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