[aur-general] [PRQ#29045] Deletion Request for hugo-bin

B tocusso_malty at aleeas.com
Sat Nov 6 18:47:04 UTC 2021

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I did not realize that it
was an issue to have a duplicate package in the AUR, and clearly see
now that I should not. I guess the action of deleting the package
makes more sense so I apologize for any confusion and unnecessary
complaint. I do think if a package in an official repo is not getting
updated that it makes sense to allow one in the AUR, but that would be
a separate proposal.

Please note, I also maintain a separate Skaffold package
(skaffold-bin) since at times new updates were not getting pushed for
a month or more. Feel free to delete that as well.

On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 11:32 AM Brett Cornwall via aur-general -
aur-general at lists.archlinux.org
<nzdhmllkzsryyxkzwmuhvygoecmyjclu at simplelogin.co> wrote:
> On 2021-11-06 16:05, B via aur-general wrote:
> >grawlinson made a deletion request on this package after I updated it
> >to v0.89.1, and they immediately approved their own request. The
> >community package is flagged out-of-date and is at v0.88.1.
> >
> >First, this violates the AUR community guidelines that requests a user
> >be contacted before a package is removed. Additionally, I find that
> >they are making a request and then immediately approving their own
> >request without any discussion to be concerning.
> Indeed, that's not something that should happen! Thanks for bringing
> this to our attention.
> >I do not think you should be deleting AUR packages, unless they are
> >malicious. If they are not being maintained, then you should be
> >contacting the users before deleting them. Otherwise, there is no harm
> >in having an AUR and trusted package, as many times they be actually
> >be different or the trusted package is the one not actively getting
> >updated.
> The AUR is not a democracy! There are standards and guidelines that
> clearly state that hugo-bin was not an acceptable package in the AUR
> [1]. So while the acceptance of their own request should not have
> happened, this package should not have existed in the first place.
> Hope this helps.
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AUR_submission_guidelines#Rules_of_submission

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