[aur-general] Request name change/orphaing of drawterm

speps speps at gmx.com
Mon Aug 12 21:25:15 EDT 2013

On Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:44:27 -0400
Marshall Conover <marzhall.o at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>    the drawterm package (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/drawterm/) is
> currently out-of date, and its name does not reflect the fact that it pulls
> from a mercurial repository. I emailed the owner a little more than two
> weeks ago, and they have not responded.
> I have commented on the package's page with a working pkgbuild that I
> believe fits the guidelines for AUR pkgbuilds. So,
> - Would some be able to rename the package drawterm-hg?
> - Would I be able to be made maintainer of it?
> Thank you,
> Marshall Conover

Just pull a new drawterm-hg package into the AUR [1]

About the drawterm package

- Upstream releases source tarballs versioned by date (latest version is 20130702), that may be used for stable releases.

- Orphaning is the right procedure, btw I just pinged 9souldier.org and the server seems to be down, so the user mail provided in his profile [3] is probably out of order.

- You can get an alternative mail address (and the name) of the current maintainer in the first line of this PKGBUILD [4] in order to contact him, but you can rely on IRC too since his nickname is also listed here [3].

So, I suggest you trying to get in touch with the current maintainer using the alternative mail and IRC and wait for another week: if you will not get any response, I'll orphan drawterm so you can update it.


[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Submitting_packages
[2] http://swtch.com/cgi-bin/info.cgi?file=/drawterm/drawterm.tgz
[3] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/9souldier
[4] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/li/libatomic/PKGBUILD

- speps -
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