[aur-general] What's happened with URxvt upstream? And how to build dependent packages now?

Radislav Golubtsov rgolubtsov at mail.ru
Tue Aug 24 20:03:20 UTC 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:09 AM +11:00 from Caleb Maclennan <caleb at alerque.com>:
> On 2021-08-24 21:55, Radislav Golubtsov via aur-general wrote:
> What to do now with this, guys? — Maybe some of you know where to get
> aforementined URxvt tarball (another URL, publicly advertised, or
> someone hosted it on their website).

> The current version of rxvt-unicode is 9.26. The upstream site has all
> the old versions available going back decades, but they are in a
> directory called Attic. The AUR package you use needs to be updated to
> either point at the Attic URL if it needs an old version or the current
> version if it can do that. I suggest commenting to this effect on the
> AUR package.

> Also, since it's been a while since you looked around, and as a 10+ year
> user of URXVT myself can I suggest there are some better alternatives
> these days? Alacritty would be my top suggestion, but but no means the
> only good one.

> Caleb
Thank you, Caleb, for a quick answer!
But how to reach this directory (and URxvt tarballs within it)? — What is the actual URL for it? — I’ve tried some combinations but with no luck: in general I get very long timeouts in a web browser trying to reach that website [1] and even cURL responses from it like the following, timed out too:
$ curl -I http://dist.schmorp.de
curl: (28) Failed to connect to dist.schmorp.de port 80 after 128869 ms: Connection timed out
$ curl -I http://dist.schmorp.de/rxvt-unicode/rxvt-unicode-9.26.tar.bz2
curl: (28) Failed to connect to dist.schmorp.de port 80 after 130024 ms: Connection timed out
$ curl -I http://schmorp.de
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 19:54:41 GMT
Server: Apache/2.4.48 (Debian) mod_perl/2.0.11 Perl/v5.32.1
Location: http://www.schmorp.de/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
$ curl -I http://software.schmorp.de
curl: (28) Failed to connect to software.schmorp.de port 80 after 129540 ms: Connection timed out
The affected AUR package’s page has already had a comment from the user called "natezb" that the version shoud be changed to 9.26 [2]; I’ve tried to change it in the PKGBUILD (and even manually type it in the tarball’s filename (when intended to download it directly), but with no luck — response timeouts still in effect on my side.
What’s regarding your proposal instead of URxvt (Better Wheel Scrolling) — Alacritty [3] — I’d indeed, definitely have to try it out. Thank you for a suggestion.
[1] http://dist.schmorp.de
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rxvt-unicode-better-wheel-scrolling/#comment-810396
[3] https://alacritty.org
Kind regards,
Radislav (Radicchio) Golubtsov

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