[aur-general] Unexpected aur package removal.

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Wed Mar 13 05:10:42 EDT 2013

On 03/13/2013 05:49 AM, Daniel Wallace wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:25:58PM -0400, Yichao Yu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> A TU "gtmanfred" have just decided to remove one of my package just
>> one minute after he commented on the package pointed out the missing
>> package() in the PKGBUILD without any further explaination.
>> The package is python-django-git[0], which I have uploaded 2-3 days
>> ago[1] to replacing two old packages including one with 3 vote that I
>> uploaded last Nov.
>> I have already re-upload the package[0] since I don't think anything
>> is wrong with the package (especially not for the package name, I can
>> fix it if anything else with the package is wrong). And I just want to
>> know if that was a delete by mistake or a missing package() somehow is
>> enough reason to remove a package within ~1min after notifying the
>> maintainer now?
>> Yichao Yu
>> [0] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/python-django-git/
>> [1] https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2013-March/022494.html
> Please follow packageing guidelines, anything that touches $pkgdir
> should be inside the package() function.
> repackaging without a package() function has been deprecated
> https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2010-April/010620.html
> and PKGBUILDs without a package() function have been depricated
> https://patchwork.archlinux.org/patch/515/
> https://www.archlinux.org/todo/clean-up-pkgdir-usage/

mate, you did something wrong, stop trying to find out excuses for your

please do not delete builds like that anymore, leave comments about any
issues with the build and give them time to accommodate with the changes


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