[aur-general] Review and a bit of other help request

Konstantin Gizdov arch at kge.pw
Tue Mar 28 11:18:04 UTC 2017

Hi Eli,

Sorry for the late reply, I have been busy with work and travel.

I am planning on contributing a bit more, yes. But as you know that takes
time and preparation. That's why I wanted someone to look over my
contributions up to now so I am sure I am going forward on a stable basis.
I plan on gradually including all interesting packages that are orphaned or
do not exist. However, that will be some undefined time in the future and
people need their packages working now :D This is why this whole thing is a
bit awkward.

Thanks for all the help and comments. I am sure I will be back for more as
soon as I start taking in more packages.


On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 1:03 AM, Eli Schwartz via aur-general <
aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 03/23/2017 06:08 PM, Konstantin Gizdov wrote:
> > About the makedepends - for Pythia, most of the available flags don't
> > even have packages in the Arch universe, so I cannot simply declare them
> > makedepends. The ones that exist are on AUR and I would overstate it if
> > I said they were maintained. So if I add them as makedepends, no one
> > will be able to install my package. I don't think this is the answer. I
> > will see what else can be done.
> That doesn't sound good :( but then they don't make sense even as
> optdepends.
> You can try obtaining maintainership of them, if they are as broken as
> all that.
> If they have an active maintainer who is slacking on the job, then try
> discussing things in the package comments, hopefully they will either
> listen to feedback or hand over maintenance to you.
> As for the nonexistent ones, do you have plans to package them yourself? :)
> --
> Eli Schwartz

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