[aur-general] Deletion/merge request - xf86-video-sis671

alexander.r at gmx.com alexander.r at gmx.com
Sat Mar 17 07:11:51 EDT 2012

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 09:53:50AM +0100, Ike Devolder wrote:
> Op 17-03-12 05:44, alexander.r at gmx.com schreef:
> > On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 11:12:52PM +1100, alexander.r at gmx.com wrote:
> >> Package xf86-video-sis671 
> >> (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34256) is outdated, broken 
> >> and lacks some features that xf86-sis-m671 
> >> (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47620) have (support for 
> >> 1366x768 resolution and others). Anyway it is just feature-lacking 
> >> version of xf86-video-sisimedia in [community] and therefore should be 
> >> removed and have it's votes merged into xf86-sis-m671 to preserve votes 
> >> of sis761 chipset owners in AUR.
> >> -- 
> >> My AUR packages - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=AlexanderR
> > ---end quoted text---
> > 
> > Am I ignored O_o ? Anyway sorry and please forget about previous message; better
> > disown xf86-sis-m671 (it was said to be useless and marked as outdated long ago)
> > and merge it into xf86-video-sis671, which I just updated.
> no you are not ignored
> but you are not the maintainer of xf86-sis-m671
> so if you get hellnest to confirm the merge here we can do that
> -- 
> Ike

---end quoted text---

I understand, but
1) according to package contents and github commit history, xf86-sis-m671 is just the
same package with same upstream and different order of patches (is not package
duplication against Arch rules?)
2) it is broken and it have been being broken (crash during video playback) since
October 2011 - see comments. Now it does not even compile
3) it was marked as outdated with several comments on AUR page on October 20, 2011.
Author does not show activity neither in his blog and github projects nor on AUR.

Taking into account all listed, should I e-mail hellnest and ask him to update his
package again?
My AUR packages - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=AlexanderR

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