[aur-general] Disown request: tmux-git

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Wed Sep 12 11:03:17 EDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 04:48:11PM +0200, SanskritFritz wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Disowned. Thanks.
> I find this a bit interesting and alarming. The OP has not shared any
> details about any reason or about writing emails to the maintainer,
> nevetheless you disowned the package without asking. May we know the
> reason?
> This process is too open if you ask me, anyone can ask here to disown
> any package. Now there are packages in the AUR which I trust, because
> I trust the maintainer, hence I don't check the PKGBUILD before every
> update. A git package can be changed any time without version check,
> but it will be compiled every day when I makepkg. So to summarise:
> someone asks for a disown here, gives no reasons why. You orphan it,
> anyone can adopt it immediately and change the package as he wants. I
> update the package using cower, and trust that the maintainer has not
> changed (I know, my mistake), so I have an altered package without my
> knowledge. Am I missing something?

I think you're hugely overreacting. The TUs do a tremendous job of
dealing with the constant onslaught of these requests. On the whole, I
think they do an excellent job of auditing and doing the right thing.
It's extremely rare that there's any drama or questioning of their
actions. If you have evidence to the contrary occurring on this list,
please feel free to correct me.

That said, I think this is one _isolated_ case where perhaps the OP
should have been questioned and this package not immediately disowned.


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