[aur-general] disowning a couple of packages
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Tue Feb 14 09:02:00 EST 2012
On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 6:40 AM, Peter Lewis <plewis at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Monday 13 Feb 2012 19:03:55 Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
>> >> If you plan on adopting sage-mathematics, you should know that it is
>> >> currently unbuildable on archlinux, and some other newer distros due
>> >> to how it is built.
>> >> It is currently out of date, and you wont be able to update it without
>> >> fixing this.
>> Sorry, but I stand by my decision and will not be maintaining sage any
> I don't blame you at all, though this is a shame, since the idea of sage was
> so promising.
> Perhaps distros and others like us should be making upstream aware of how
> difficult maintaining it can be, given the way they organise it all, and how
> this is leading us to drop it from our repos. Apologies if you've already
> tried this.
I've already talked with upstream a while ago about relying less on
internal patched libs/bins and their custom build system.
They were strongly opposed to it because they wanted it to work on all
Ironically its their system which is making me drop it due to being
buggy and unreasonably complicated.
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