[pacman-dev] pacman and maintainers

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 12:39:10 EDT 2007

On 10/16/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/16/07, Mateusz Jedrasik <m.jedrasik at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I think it should be/would be nice if pacman could show who is the current
> > maintainer of a particular package.
> >
> > It would make it a lot easier to contact them in case something is broken, not
> > updated, or so.
> >
> > Currently one has to go to the lenghts of seeing cvsweb, downloading PKGBUILD,
> > and searching for the maintainer in there, often (sometimes at least) ones
> > who are no longer active.
> >
> > Cheers
> I feel like this is a bit of feature-creep if we were to do this, and
> a bit too tied to the way Arch Linux uses pacman.

Better suggestion - add a namcap rule that yells if the PACKAGER isn't
set for a package, then we have all that stuff already in place.

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