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#1 2021-01-11 19:01:59

dllud
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Registered: 2015-08-21
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wammu and python2-gammu removed from AUR: any idea why?

Hi everybody,

I just found out that the wammu and python2-gammu packages were removed from AUR.
Does anyone know why? Both packages were (and are) working for me.

If it is a matter of nobody wishing to maintain them I can take charge of that.

I tried to contact the maintainer (Jaroslav Lichtblau <svetlemodry@archlinux.org>) but got an "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender".

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#2 2021-01-11 19:13:07

dllud
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Registered: 2015-08-21
Posts: 4

Re: wammu and python2-gammu removed from AUR: any idea why?

Strange. The git repos for both packages are still up and luckily they seem to have been taken by a new maintainer:
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/ … LD?h=wammu
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/ … hon2-gammu

I wonder why they are not showing up on AUR.

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#3 2021-01-11 19:22:37

dllud
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Registered: 2015-08-21
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Re: wammu and python2-gammu removed from AUR: any idea why?

Hmm… the current maintainer seems to be misbehaving. He removed all attribution to previous maintainers/contributors:
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/ … e8256f741b
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/ … 90fcba1469

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#4 2021-01-11 20:06:41

loqs
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Registered: 2014-03-06
Posts: 12,556

Re: wammu and python2-gammu removed from AUR: any idea why?

When packages are removed from repositories to AUR the Arch maintainer usually ceases to maintain them although their address may still be left as the Maintainer after the move.
Not sure why the email to svetlemodry failed,  possibly whatever forward address is setup for the Arch address rejected it?

Possibly related https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/a … 47838.html

git repositories are not removed where a package is removed from AUR.

You can add the packages back to AUR,  although I would try and find why they were removed first and do you want to maintain python 2 packages with python 2 being EOL?

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#5 2021-01-12 02:10:27

eschwartz
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Registered: 2014-08-08
Posts: 3,863

Re: wammu and python2-gammu removed from AUR: any idea why?

They were removed by the AUR maintainer who first adopted them and made no changes other than removing the former [community] maintainer's attribution, then deleted all his packages and his AUR account after I discovered he was also *vandalizing* various packages and removed him as the maintainer e.g. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rpcs … ent-784640

There's nothing wrong with the packages, at least the ones that existed before he adopted them, and they shouldn't have been deleted. Of course, python2 is still YMMV, but presumably you're asking because you're indeed getting mileage out of them.

Last edited by eschwartz (2021-01-12 02:11:57)


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