[aur-general] Why are orphan requests accepted immediately although wiki says there's a 2 weeks wating period ?

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 2 18:51:45 UTC 2021

On Sat, Jan 02, 2021 at 07:46:04PM +0100, Lone_Wolf via aur-general wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently I received a notification message that a package I was
> co-maintainer from had changed ownership.
> I looked at aur-requests archive and saw the orphan request was filed on Sat
> Jan 2 09:42:38 UTC 2021.
> The request was accepted on Sat Jan 2 09:42:38 UTC 2021 or within a second !
> I checked
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_submission_guidelines#Requests
> which states
> > Orphan requests will be granted after two weeks if the current
> > maintainer did not react.
> The immediate acceptance has made it impossible for the maintainer /
> co-maintainers to respond.
> Is the wiki incorrect wrt policy for orphan requests ?
> If so, where is the correct policy described ?


The only exception is with packages that has been flagged out-of-date for
months, which was the case here if this is about openrc.

> The package base has been flagged out-of-date since 2019-07-27.

So with half a year with an OOD flag and no actions the orphan request gets
automatically accepted.

Morten Linderud
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