[aur-requests] [PRQ#16538] Orphan Request for mp3tag

Mario Fineli mario at finel.li
Tue Nov 5 13:02:32 UTC 2019

Sorry, one other item I forgot: I'm dubious of the claim that mp3tag needs samba and lib32-gnutls as dependencies. It works fine for me without them. If you can show me some use-case where they are indeed required then I'm happy to add them.


On Tue, Nov 5, 2019, at 13:55, Mario Fineli wrote:
> I'm currently traveling out of country with limited access to an arch 
> box which is why I have been unable to respond/update until now. Your 
> github commit changes too much stuff and in an incorrect way.
> 1. You changed the exe file everywhere (adding an 'a') instead of 
> updating the version to match upstream's 2.99a which would then 
> propagate everywhere. Your assertion that it was pointing to an invalid 
> html file is not correct (though upstream does redirect these links 
> when they release new versions which is unfortunate)
> 2. Your change for the mp3tag launcher and WINEPATH are good, I've pulled those.
> 3. I'm not sure what you're trying to do with the gitignore change but 
> it's almost certainly wrong. It works now as a whitelist (instead of 
> the normal blacklist-style) where it ignores _everything_ and then 
> allows itself, the PKGBUILD, .SRCINFO, and other necessary files. 
> You've actually told it to _start_ committing built .tar.gz files (the 
> only reason this didn't actually cause you to commit the built package 
> is because the extension of built packages is tar.xz not tar.gz).
> Anyway, reasons 1 and 3 are why I decided not to take action on your 
> request to become co-maintainer. However, I'll accept whatever decision 
> that a TU hands down.
> Cheers,
> Mario
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019, at 06:08, notify at aur.archlinux.org wrote:
> > mattconway1984 [1] filed a orphan request for mp3tag [2]:
> > 
> > I tried to contact the maintainer of this package to be added as a co-
> > maintainer, but got no response. I also suggested a fix to make the
> > package work but no action has been taken. Several other users have
> > noted the package isn't working and now another user suggests another
> > (not so nice) alternative to using this package.
> > 
> > I would like to become maintainer for this package to be able to push
> > my fixes (which exist in a GitHub clone).
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/mattconway1984/
> > [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/mp3tag/

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