[aur-general] Unexpected aur package removal.

Jakob Gruber jakob.gruber at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 03:15:34 EDT 2013

On 03/14/2013 04:01 AM, Daniel Wallace wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:05:04AM +0000, Xyne wrote:
>> Ionut Biru wrote:
>>> mate, you did something wrong, stop trying to find out excuses
>>> for your actions.
>>> 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
>> This.
>> Obliterating votes and comments and forcing the user to recreate
>> the package does not help anyone, and one minute is not enough to
>> read a comment, address the issue and re-upload the package even
>> if the maintainer is glued to the chair slamming F5. It
>> discourages new users from continuing to contribute and it leaves
>> a very bad impression of the TUs and Arch by extension.
> Did you actually read what I explained what I did? because your
> first sentence would cause me to believe you didn't.  I
> specifically said I did not delete any packages that had comments
> on them or any substantial amount of votes.  This one packages that
> is being complained about had 3 votes, that is 2 more than any
> other packages, and all of the other ones were only voted on by the
> maintainer.

You're latching onto specific words in a sentence that might seem to
support your point. The thing is, packages have been deleted for
apparently trivial reasons, which is wrong; and it does not matter if
the concerned package has one or 1000 votes. It inconveniences and
angers users, and there's no need to hold the AUR to such strict
standards. In my opinion, packages should only be deleted outright if
they have malicious or illegal content, after a deletion request, or
after a reasonable waiting period (of course there are always
exceptions to the rule).

I'm not specifically going to reply to the rest of this email because
it feels more like incendiary rhetoric rather than useful discussion.

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