[aur-requests] [PRQ#27960] Deletion Request for multimc-git Rejected

Christopher Snowhill (kode54) kode54 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 19:22:37 UTC 2021

Okay, this has changed yet again. The public repo now contains the necessary source files to build the "secrets" object file, which, if it contains a string, will notify the app that it may try to enable MSA / Microsoft Account authentication. The source file also documents what any aspiring developer needs to create an Azure account app definition to register their own client ID for this purpose. I have already done so for my own personal build of MultiMC for macOS for Apple Silicon, which only then requires the m1-multimc-hack repository to slip in an arm64 native lwjgl. This is slightly off topic for this list, but does indicate that it's fully possible to build your own fully functional versions of the app from source again. Assuming that anyone who maintains this PKGBUILD really wants to outright publish their application ID in the open for anyone to build the package, or assuming instead that maintainer wishes to require all users to supply their own Azure account to produce fully functional builds.

> On Sep 8, 2021, at 1:02 AM, Caleb Maclennan via aur-requests <aur-requests at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
> Upstream no longer supporting building from source and hence the package being un-buildable is a different problem. If that's the case, maybe file a deletion request with *that* as the reason. From comments there however it isn't clear to me that it won't compile, only that some functions are restricted. Please explain that in comments for the benefit of other users with notifications enabled (and for whoever reviews the request to make sense of things) before filing a deletion request.
> On 2021-09-08 09:26, Christopher Snowhill (kode54) via aur-requests wrote:
>> Upstream no longer supports building from source. And in fact, the new
>> Microsoft Account authentication feature requires an Azure account and
>> account secrets which are intentionally left out of the repository.
>>> On Sep 7, 2021, at 2:26 PM, notify--- via aur-requests <aur-requests at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> Request #27960 has been rejected by alerque [1]:
>>> -git and -bin packages do *not* serve the same purpose. If you don't
>>> have a need for this ond the other serves your purpose then orphan it.
>>> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/alerque/

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