[aur-general] Should TUs tolarate inapropiate behavior in the AUR?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Feb 12 20:22:18 UTC 2016

Sorry for this off-topic side note, I want to clarify that the issue I
tried to address is that some AUR users didn't read the comments and
continued writing long comments with wrong assumptions.

When pacman was upgraded, a dependency of yaourt needed to
be compiled against the the new libalpm. Inexperienced users made
wrong assumptions and continued to repeat the same wrong assumption,
while it was more than once explained what actually happened.

I consider it a "misuse" that the comments were used like a forum
thread. I was less upset about the flagged package and I don't know who
flagged the package. If I use yaourt to update, it displays comments in
the terminal and it makes sense to have a few clear comments instead of
long assumptions repeating again and again something that is wrong,
while already was explained what actually happened.

AUR commets shouldn't be used in a confusing, unclear way as
askubuntu.com. Everybody could make a mistake, but a group of people
doing the same mistake again and again is strange and requires
education (not punishment).

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