[aur-requests] [PRQ#12200] Deletion Request for qt5-fsarchiver

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 1 22:44:13 UTC 2018

On 08/01/2018 06:39 PM, notify--- via aur-requests wrote:
> jonathon [1] filed a deletion request for qt5-fsarchiver [2]:
> There is a severe bug which may result in deletion of the root
> partition:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/qt4-fsarchiver/discussion/1196657/thread/f382575a/?limit=25
> Developer's response is here:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/qt4-fsarchiver/discussion/1196657/thread/f382575a/#c7e3
> , essentially "don't kill the backup process or your partition will be
> wiped".
> This seems needlessly potentially harmful and likely represents a
> severe breakage in the underlying software. Removing the "cancel" UI
> button isn't a fix for potential data loss given the variety of ways
> of closing or interrupting a program's operation.

Have you considered discussing the bug with the upstream dev before
simply nuking it from high orbit?

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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