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

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 05:20:46 EDT 2012

Op 17-03-12 12:11, alexander.r at gmx.com schreef:
> 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 (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34256) is outdated, broken 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 disown xf86-sis-m671 (it was said to be useless and marked as outdated long ago)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 3) it was marked as outdated with several comments on AUR page on October 20, 2011.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?

deleted xf86-sis-m671
as for xf86-video-sis671[1] please file bug reports to have the package
in extra updated

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34256


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