[aur-general] TU application sponsored by David Reisner

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 03:54:47 EST 2014

On Mon, Feb 03, 2014 at 11:26:22AM -0800, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I would like to apply for a Arch Trusted User position. It is
> sponsored by my co-worker and bright engineer David Reisner.
> My name is Anatol Pomozov, I grew up in Belarus but live in USA now. I
> am an open-source enthusiast who uses Linux since about 2005. I've
> been using several distros mostly Debian based. About 2.5 years ago,
> when Ubuntu in-place upgrade killed my system once again, I've decided
> to give a try to a rolling-release distro.
> I had heard that Arch was difficult to use and unstable so I've been
> skeptical that Arch would survive at my computers for a long time. At
> my surprise Arch installation was easy and system was fast and stable.
> Documentation is clean and very helpful. And package manager is
> *FAST*! Yeah!  I fell in love with Arch from the very first day. A few
> months later all my home computers were moved to Arch. And despite
> that I usually do crazy experiments at my home machines I've never had
> serious problems with Arch. Well, the only problem with Arch was in
> systemd-207 that prevented my btrfs-root machine from booting.
> About a year ago I started playing more active role in Arch community.
> I adopted a lot of broken and out-of-date packages. Currently I own
> 350+ packages [1]. A lot of packages are for ruby gems that previously
> were out-of-date or had broken dependencies. I improved existing
> gem2arch tool [2] and it helps me with ruby packages herding.
> At my day job I work on Linux kernel development/support at a large
> server farm. My daily activity includes a lot of debugging,
> performance profiling, code archaeology both for linux kernel and
> in-house userspace code. Some of my linux changes went upstream, here
> are few of them:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/4/12/391
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-fsdevel&m=134750749009884&w=2
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/4/1/171
> Google Chromebook developers reported that my last patch fixed one of
> their top kernel crashes!
> Recently me and my 6 y/o son started learning microelectronics and
> digital design. Maybe some day we'll create MIPS-like CPU.
> Why do I want to become a TU? I like Arch and would like to keep it
> improving. It means making packages better, participate in important
> discussions that define where the distro moves.
> The short/mid terms plans for me are:
>  - move some of my aur packages to community: rethinkdb, codespell,
> tup, mldonkey, v8. There are some other aur packages that I use and
> would also like to see in [community]: fatsort, digital design related
> tools, ...
>  - add android-sdk-* packages. Current AUR packages download binaries
> and install binaries to /opt/bin. The binaries are 32-bit. Instead we
> should build SDK from sources and provide proper 64/32-bit binaries.
> This might be tricky as Android build system is complicated.
>  - request moving Apache to [community] and finally update this package to 2.4
> I can help with linux kernel issues, especially if they are related to
> storage/block subsystem.
> I also have experience with Ruby. This is my favorite scripting
> language that I use for 10 years now and I'll be glad to help with
> Ruby in Arch as well.
> [1] aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=anatolik
> [2] https://github.com/anatol/gem2arch

WOW, many packages :)

I just found something somewhat fishy in your subtle package:
patch -p1 < ../do_not_relink_binaries_on_install.diff

I'm not entirely sure i can break the build but i think it would be best
practice to do "$srcdir/do_not_relink_binaries_on_install.diff"

For the rest all looks superb :)

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