[aur-general] disowning a couple of packages

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 21:16:30 EST 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 It is currently out of date, and you wont be able to update it without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
>>> longer.
>> 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.
>> Pete.
> 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
> systems consistently.
> Ironically its their system which is making me drop it due to being
> buggy and unreasonably complicated.

Moved sage-mathematics, sage-mathematics-spkgs(optdepends for
sage-mathematics), fityk, and xylib(dependency for fityk) to the aur.

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