[aur-requests] [PRQ#17157] Deletion Request for f5vpn

Zach Hoffman zach at zrhoffman.net
Mon Jan 13 22:06:45 UTC 2020

What is the status of this deletion request? Can we please reject it? Does
anything need to change?

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 11:10 AM Zach Hoffman <zach at zrhoffman.net> wrote:

> The package absolutely does not contain university-specific installation
> files. The reason the two linked files contain different hashes is that
> they are different versions. Steps to verify this:
> 1. Download both RPMs
> 2. Extractthe RPM
> 3. Open ${srcdir}/opt/f5/vpn/f5vpn in the editor of your choice
> 4. Search for the text Version:
> 5. Notice that it.emory.edu's RPM is version 7171.2018.0808.1, while
> vpn.uts.edu.au's RPM is version 7181.2019.0620.1
> These RPMs would have been downloaded originally from F5's website by
> downloading the APM Clients ISO (latest version is
> 7182.2019.923.1603-4727.0) and copying linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm. This ISO
> does not vary based on who downloads it.
> On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 7:50 AM <notify at aur.archlinux.org> wrote:
>> HailHydra [1] filed a deletion request for f5vpn [2]:
>> Package contains university specific installation files with no
>> indication of such in package naming or description.
>> The 'linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm' file is specific to the university it is
>> downloaded from, this can be seen by the differing hash sums of the
>> file linked in the PKGBUILD
>> ("https://it.emory.edu/vpntools/linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm") and one
>> provided by a different university (ie.
>> "https://vpn.uts.edu.au/public/download/linux_f5vpn.x86_64.rpm")
>> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/HailHydra/
>> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/f5vpn/
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