[aur-requests] [PRQ#12005] Orphan Request for hdf5_18

Jean Lucas jean at 4ray.co
Tue Jul 31 01:35:30 UTC 2018

The unflagging was not done out of spite. I overlooked the fact that the 
previous URL was out-of-date. Will try to be more competent next time.

On 07/30/2018 09:15 PM, Eli Schwartz via aur-requests wrote:
> On 07/30/2018 08:40 PM, Jean Lucas via aur-requests wrote:
>> I suggest you link to a release announcement or tarball next time you
>> flag a package out-of-date.
> I suggest you become a competent maintainer. There is positively no
> requirement for out-of-date messages to contain either one, though it
> certainly does not hurt.
> Unflagging it and refusing to update out of spite, when it took me all
> of one minute to find the release announcement linked right on the
> hugely visible download page (for their actual website, not the out of
> date url in the PKGBUILD), is... kind of odd.
> And if you're simply the type of maintainer that doesn't really care
> enough about this package to, when informed of a new release, check up
> on it yourself, then I'd have to ask why you even bother.
> ...
> Now admittedly this package uses a different url scheme than the one
> provided by the current download page, and at the same time the hdf5
> people are exceedingly weird (for many reasons), but OTOH it looks like
> the download url in question is not very stable in the first place. Also
> maybe they stopped using it if they're not updating that directory anymore.
> But I don't really see this as a reason to silently do nothing without
> bothering to check.

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