[aur-general] Unannounced and unreasonable deletion of python2-vdirsyncer

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Mon Sep 29 12:26:30 UTC 2014

On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at 13:57:07, Markus Unterwaditzer wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> Today i was notified by the AUR system that somebody called "arcanis" silently
> merged the package "python2-vdirsyncer" into "vdirsyncer", leaving other
> packages with missing dependencies.
> Vdirsyncer runs under both Python 2 and 3. It can be used as a library, but is
> more commonly used as a CLI tool. The Python 2 version was required by
> khal-git, as Khal doesn't work under Python 3. The Python 3 version still
> resides under the package name "vdirsyncer" and is there for the sake of
> completeness, and because Python 3 is technically the most up-to-date version
> of Python. It can be used independently of khal.
> khal-git: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/khal-git/
> vdirsyncer: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vdirsyncer/
> I also couldn't find a mailinglist about this, therefore i assume this is a
> mistake. Please restore the package "python2-vdirsyncer".

The mailing list is aur-requests, see [1].

Packages cannot be restored after merging. Packages can be resubmitted
at any time, though. You may want to consider renaming it to
python-vdirsyncer before doing so.

> Thanks,
> Markus

[1] https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-requests/2014-September/001819.html

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