[aur-general] Rage-git package exists but pkg web page 404 + seems unmaintained

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Sat Dec 30 05:28:19 UTC 2017

On Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:40:29 +0900
Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com> wrote:

> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rage-git
> Is gone but repo is alive:
>   git clone ssh://aur@aur.archlinux.org/rage-git.git
> Works. As does:
>   git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/rage-git.git
> And I see no removal request on aur-requests:
>   https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-requests/
> (downloaded full mbox archive):
>   $ grep rage-git aur-requests.mbox
>   sickrage-git [3]:
>   [3] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/sickrage-git/
> No rage-git.
> What happened? It's unmaintained because it doesn't build (since July 20 when I
> removed the autotools based build upstream and moved to meson as the build
> system). I put in a comment on the pkg page that the AUR pkg build was broken
> ages ago and offered to take over maintenance in the package comments but got
> no reply and now the package page at least has disappeared.
> How about restoring it? I can also take over maintenance as I have kept a git
> clone of rage-git and moved it to meson locally (have not pushed). I also now
> maintain efl-git and enlightenment-git too (rage-git depends on efl).

A whole lot of orphans with no votes got deleted. When a package is deleted
from the AUR, the git repo remains which is what you're seeing.

As for restoring it, pushing a new commit to the repo would work. It can also
be done over ssh, but you're going to need to fix it up anyway.

Doug (Scimmia)

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