[aur-general] [removal requests] suckless packages which are deprecated due to their switch from hg to git

Martti Kühne mysatyre at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 14:23:15 EST 2013

urm... wait. did that even make sense?
so, there are the typical 10 kind of people. those following upstream
and not (or at the brink) using the aur who know it's been git for a
while. and then, those who first found the stuff in aur and not
looking upstream if their packages were okay and then asked questions
about bugs and limitations. I'm writing so many words I hope you're
fine with my apology it's not my intention to waste your time.

aww, fuck it. </mar77i-moment>


On 3/5/13, Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:
> the outdated packaging already posed as misleading for some users, as
> the switch to git has been well advertised by upstream. it came up
> that people believed to be fully up to date when asking upstream,
> altough svn had long run dry.
> otoh, I could have said something myself earlier to keep things clean
> on this side. :)
> thanks for finally bringing this up.
> cheers!
> mar77i
> On 3/4/13, Uli Armbruster <uli.armbruster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> * Ike Devolder <ike.devolder at gmail.com> [04.03.2013 20:39]:
>>> On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 09:00:20AM +0100, Uli Armbruster wrote:
>>> > https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/dmenu-hg-config/ and
>>> > https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/dmenu-hg-xdg/, please delete, it
>>> > makes more sense to ask for inclusion of those patches in
>>> > http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/patches/ (my opinion). But I could
>>> > also
>>> > post a comment for those two packages and tell the maintainers to
>>> > change
>>> > their packages so they use git. I'd do it, but don't want to maintain
>>> > such packages.
>>> please post a comment on those packages. thx
>>> when they are really no longer needed we can delete them.
>> Will do and come back here asap.
>>> did you confirm the merges with the current maintainers. i see some of
>>> them are still activly updating other packages.
>> Ok, I should have done that, simply merging without notification would be
>> impolite. Simply wait for my next message, I'll handle it.
>> Thanks!

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