[aur-general] Package naming where sources are not official

David Phillips dbphillipsnz at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 17:29:51 EDT 2014

Ahh of course. (I'm new to developing for the public so wasn't quite
sure.) I'll take your suggestion and contact the devs even though I
have my doubts.

Cheers for the clarification.

On 28/03/2014, LoneVVolf <lonewolf at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 27-03-14 10:24, David Phillips wrote:
>> Hi all, I adopted https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/trayfreq/ a while
>> ago to nurture it back into health after seeing that it was trying to
>> use outdated files in /proc/ amongst other fatal bugs. The owners
>> haven't updated their sourceforge in a while (five years), so decided
>> to have a hack at rewriting it myself to work with modern
>> installations. That's enough background, it's mostly working now, but
>> the PKGBUILD is pointing to my source code.
>> Question: Should I have the aur package renamed to account for the
>> fact it's not using the 'true', 'official' sources even though those
>> haven't worked for years?
>> Cheers for your opinions.
> David, it does sound like you forked trayfreq .
> If that's correct, you should give your project another name and then
> the aur package would ofcourse also need to change.
> There may be an alternative however :
> contact dzs6w3 &  starfall87 ,the people that created trayfreq, and team
> up with them ?
> You can contact them through their sourceforge profile pages :
> http://sourceforge.net/u/dzs6w3/profile/
> http://sourceforge.net/u/starfall87/profile/
> Lone_Wolf

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