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#1 2013-03-16 08:56:12

rayeshman
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Registered: 2013-03-16
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How I can report old packages in repos??

Hi big_smile
Seamonkey in Community repo is the old version(2.16.1-1) so i can't install many addons and I don't know how to report this!
Thanks a lot!

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#2 2013-03-16 09:02:49

Awebb
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Registered: 2010-05-06
Posts: 4,321

Re: How I can report old packages in repos??

There is an out-of-date feature on the packages page on archlinux.org/packages.

EDIT: The package has already been flagged. Go look for yourself, though.

Last edited by Awebb (2013-03-16 09:03:41)

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#3 2013-03-16 16:06:21

ewaller
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Registered: 2009-07-13
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Re: How I can report old packages in repos??

You can also patch the PKGBUILD and build your own package.  If that works,submit the patch in the comments of the AUR package for others to use.
If the maintainer does nothing, you can try to contact them by mail.  If there is no response, you can post a disown request to the AUR mail list in which you will note that you tried to contact the maintainer and that they had not responded within a defined amount of time.  At that point, a TU will set the package state to disowned,and you may take ownershipstewardship of the package.


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#4 2013-03-16 16:31:00

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: How I can report old packages in repos??

ewaller, the OP is talking about a package in Community, not the AUR.

rayeshman, it's only been a few days since the newer version came out. Give the maintainer some time. Seamonkey was already dropped from Extra to Community because none of the devs had any interest in it, and even in Community it seems to not be a top priority.

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#5 2013-03-16 16:35:37

ewaller
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From: Pasadena, CA
Registered: 2009-07-13
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Re: How I can report old packages in repos??

Scimmia wrote:

ewaller, the OP is talking about a package in Community, not the AUR..

Missed that big_smile  Good catch.

The rest of your advice is quite sound.  Give the TU some time, they work their tails off for free and generally do a great job.

OP:  You can still obtain the package from abs and patch it yourself.


Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature -- Michael Faraday
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#6 2013-03-16 17:50:12

Xyne
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Re: How I can report old packages in repos??

ewaller wrote:

Give the TU some time, they work their tails off for free and generally do a great job.

Actually we just laze around the Arch Linux tropical resort sipping exotic drinks and occasionally wade in the pool. When you click the flag out-of-date button, the bartender gives the responsible TU a red cocktail umbrella instead of a green one so he knows to update his package during his next massage session. I for one actually find it quite relaxing to watch the gcc output fly past as I get a full body massage. Those padded tables with faceholes are ingenious!

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