[aur-general] Maintenance issues with metasploit-git package

483ken at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 13:33:26 EDT 2014

I forgot to mention - I am not suggesting myself as the maintainer.
Instead someone with more experience with ruby and maintaining such
broken upstream should take over the maintainance.

- Babken Vardanyan (axper)

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM, <483ken at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to bring the community's attention to the following package:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/metasploit-git/
> It has multiple issues and does not follow pkgbuild guidelines and
> best practices:
> 1. The build script appends instructions into user-specific and
> shell-specific ~/.bash_profile on build time.
> 2. It dumps everything into /usr/local. This is against the very first
> point in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_packaging_standards#Package_etiquette
> 3. The post-install script tells the user to ignore a warning about
> breakage. It warns about breaking ruby for all other users when the
> instruction is run with root permissions. I haven't tested this one
> for obvious reasons.
> 4. The package appends to $PATH which overshadows the binaries of
> latest ruby package with those of 1.9 version for the current user
> (via same instruction as 1.).
> The current maintainer refuses collaboration.
> What's the best I can do in a situation like this?
> - Babken Vardanyan (axper)

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