[aur-general] Deletion Request - rEFIt

Maxime Gauduin alucryd at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 03:50:55 EDT 2013

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Justin Dray <justin at dray.be> wrote:
> Slim had a decent sized update about 2 weeks ago, it started 
> supporting the
> normal xsession methods rather than a specific list and a variety of 
> other
> things, the version before that was less than a week old. It's 
> stable, but
> certainly not dead.
> Regards,
> Justin Dray
> E: justin at dray.be
> M: 0433348284
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Sam Stuewe 
> <halosghost at archlinux.info>wrote:
>>  On 2013-10-15 13:56, Keshav Padram Amburay wrote:
>>>  Hi,
>>>       rEFIt is no longer maintained upstream and its author 
>>> recommends
>>>  everyone to switch to rEFInd instead, at 
>>> http://refit.sourceforge.net/ .
>>>  So
>>>  please delete AUR refit 
>>> https://aur.archlinux.org/**packages/refit/<https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/refit/>package.
>>>  With Best Regards,
>>>  Keshav
>>  I am not a TU, so this is not an official set of logic, but if the 
>> sources
>>  still exist (even if it has been deprecated or is no longer 
>> maintained), I
>>  see no reason for the package to be removed unless there is a 
>> specific and
>>  blatant security flaw. For example, SLiM is still in the official 
>> repos
>>  despite maintenance largely being dead and many other packages being
>>  considered preferable.
>>  If people would like to continue using rEFIt, despite rEFInd's
>>  superiority, I don't see the inherent issue.
>>  All the best,
>>  -Sam
Well, in this case rEFInd is a fork of rEFIt which provides the same 
features and probably more, and is actively developped. I don't see why 
people would prefer rEFIt over rEFInd, but that is just my opinion. I 
would personally remove refit, but I guess it doesn't harm the AUR for 
What do other TUs think?


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