[aur-general] Can my AUR package be reinstated?

Daniel Capella polycitizen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 11:58:08 UTC 2017

Perhaps you could point the URL to a page (Gist on GitHub, or something)
you keep up-to-date with the changes and patches used.

On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:17 PM, Adam Fontenot via aur-general <
aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The TU "alad" deleted my package, firefox-clean, from the AUR. I'm
> assuming this is a mistake, but I can't contact alad directly because
> their email is hidden on their profile. At first glance, it may appear
> that my version of the Firefox PKGBUILD in Extra does not do anything
> notable, but this is not the case. My package is intended to do three
> things:
> 1. Set sensible default options that most users will want in the first
> place.
> 2. Eliminate *at compile time* code that is not web-browser related
> (e.g. Pocket).
> 3. Fix pain points for power users with small, maintainable patches.
> (e.g. inclusion of a restart button in the file menu)
> At least items 2 and 3 cannot be done with adjustments to user.js, as
> the deletion request claims.
> I don't claim that many people will want to use it, but for those who
> might, having a package in the AUR to use could save a considerable
> amount of work. Inclusion in the AUR has never been dependent on the
> number of users the package benefits, and so far as I can see,
> firefox-clean doesn't break any rules.
> Can I recreate the package, or can it be reinstated?
> Thanks!
> -Adam Fontenot


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