[aur-general] TU application - Segaja
tim at bastelfreak.de
Mon Nov 29 11:04:25 UTC 2021
I'm a bit late here, but: I worked with Andreas in the past months from
time to time and reviewed many of the PKGBUILDs and on some we worked
together. I think he will be a good fit for Arch Linux to boost the
quality of our ruby packages.
On 15.11.21 19:18, Andreas 'Segaja' Schleifer via aur-general wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Andreas Schleifer, in the internet also known as Segaja, and
> I would
> like to apply to the position of a Trusted User. My sponsors are Levente
> and Jelle van der Waa, thanks for that ;)
> I'm a 34 years old DevOps engineer in the same company as Levente is
> working in. I have started as a (PHP) developer and have over time
> migrated to
> also doing devops work.
> My Linux "career" started around 2005/2006 during my university time
> with Ubuntu.
> A few years later a friend of mine kindly pointed me to Arch Linux. At the
> beginning it was a bit uncomfortable for me but I quickly embraced the
> fact that
> there was no UI to configure anything and that you have to work directly
> on the
> configuration files.
> In the past year I have started to become more interested in packaging
> for Arch
> which made me adopt two orphaned AUR packages ( and ) and upload
> one new
> package ) to AUR. Some packages I started as AUR packages were later
> moved by
> Levente into the official community repository: , 
> At some point I also got interested in the reproducible builds topic and
> out there a bit . This is also where I got in contact with Jelle and
> we talked
> a few times on IRC back then.
> When I got interested in becoming a TU I talked with Levente about this
> and he
> suggested that I should try to get some more packaging experience, so he
> me to try to (re-)package schleuder  which was in a very old and
> broken version
> in AUR back then. It took me quiet a while and I learned a lot, but in
> the end
> I eneded up packaging schleuder  and schleuder-cli . The biggest
> from that for me was
> 1) that packaging is much more then "dumping" an upstream tool into a
> PKGBUILD file
> to be installed on a users system and
> 2) that the ruby ecosystem can be very annoying to deal with. A lot of
> tools to be used for testing and a lot of cyclic dependencies which
> makes writing
> PKGBUILD files with check() functions very difficult.
> In the process of packaging the schleuder packages I also ended up with
> a host of
> other ruby packages which were needed .
> In order to be able to package the schleuder packages I also worked
> closely with
> the upstream maintainers to resolve issues that came up in the Arch
> Linux build
> I have some devops experience from my daily work and I would like to
> also offer
> this to Arch Linux over time. I already talked with Jelle and Levente
> about some
> of the devops projects that were going on in the past. I'm currently
> also working
> on an ansible role to install schleuder on Arch Linux infrastructure
>  in order to
> handlesecurity at archlinux.org .
> As TU I would also like to help out Levent and other package maintainers
> to keep
> their awesome packages up to date with upstream changes/releases (e.g.
> , ,
> ). I would also like to migrate hss  and stern  to the official
> repositories, as I believe they are both very useful tools for people
> who work
> with servers (hss) and kubernetes (stern) often.
> If you have any questions or want to know more you can also reach me on IRC
> in #archlinux
> Best regards
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