[aur-general] AUR 3.3.0 released

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Wed Jul 9 08:44:56 EDT 2014

On 09/07, Nowaker wrote:
>>Maybe there should be an auto-orphan feature after x
>>days/weeks if the package was out-of-date or being flagged for broken y
>Just reported https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/41140
>Reference: https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2014-May/028506.html
>Regarding out-of-date (not updated to the latest version), broken 
>(build fails), incomplete (no systemd units), bad name (should be 
>ruby-blah not rubyblah) or whatever else can be invented. The package 
>needs to be updated no matter the reason for being flagged - thus, 
>auto-orphaned so interested people can take care of it. Therefore I 
>don't think differentiating between out-of-date, broken or whatever is 
>useful for anything.

The problem is that sometimes a package is out-of-date but can't be 
updated for various reasons. Like the openhexagon package, it's pretty 
much impossible to build it from scratch without replacing the build 
system with doing it manually in the PKGBUILD, and in the binary package 
of the new version there's tonnes of broken symlinks and weird 
conflicting files.

(Someone complained about not being able to run it, he responded by 
copying the contents of his /usr/lib into the package.)

I've tried to get it working properly, but it seem pretty much 
impossible. I've also tried to talk to upstream, but his answers 
basicaly came down to "I don't know cmake properly" and seems to have no 
intention of actually learning or listening.

  Johannes Löthberg
  PGP Key ID: 3A9D0BB5
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 1530 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/attachments/20140709/93ac16e1/attachment.asc>

More information about the aur-general mailing list