[aur-general] XFlux Ownership

gadget3000 gadget3000 at msn.com
Tue Apr 9 09:23:12 EDT 2013


I'm the previous maintainer of the xflux package (
Over the past 24 hours someone else has become the maintainer of the
package but I'm confused as to how because I never gave up "ownership" of
Before I go on I just want to clarify that I'm not so bothered about
getting the package back so much as understanding how someone else now
maintains the package without my knowledge (I only found out after doing a
system, update an seeing that that package got updated even though I didn't
update the version number).

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the only way a maintainer can be
forced to give up a package is if someone sends an email to the maintainer,
asking them to update the package and the maintainer does not respond
(either by email or by updating the package). I received an email yesterday
(8th March) asking me to update the package, because it didn't build since
the makepkg update, and I updated the package. Even if I hadn't updated it,
it had been less than 24 hours since I even got the message so I don't
understand why someone else has now taken over the package.

So my question is does anyone know how I lost the package?


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