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#1 2022-09-12 12:35:55

nedsi
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[SOLVED] Package adoption

Hi there,

I recently noticed that neovim-git is out-of-date. It has been flagged as such and I was wondering what would be the steps to adopt it?

Indeed, when reading the AUR submission guidelines, it says:

If it is unmaintained or the maintainer is unresponsive, the package can be adopted and updated as required.

But I haven't found more precision on how to do that.

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

I am sorry if it's explained somewhere and I missed it...

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by nedsi (2022-09-12 13:27:01)

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#2 2022-09-12 12:46:11

Slithery
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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
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#3 2022-09-12 13:03:21

nedsi
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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

Great thanks! I previously found the page it redirects to, but not the one you linked.

Thanks again!

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#4 2022-09-12 13:25:59

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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

Please remember to mark the thread as [SOLVED].
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No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
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#5 2022-09-12 14:46:29

Stefan Husmann
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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

How can a -git-package be out ouf date?

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#6 2022-09-12 15:04:22

a821
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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

Stefan Husmann wrote:

How can a -git-package be out ouf date?

If it needs maintainer action (eg. build system changed, new deps, sources are wrong,...)

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#7 2022-09-13 10:21:47

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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

For moving or disappearing of the sources  the ood flag might be somewhat relevant, the other things mentioned are build failures.
The out of date flag is NOT meant for a build failure.

I am - and have been for years - maintaining aur vcs packages.
If someone flags one of my vcs packages as ood because of a build failure I reset the ood flag and add a comment the package is currently broken.

If the user had posted that comment the maintainer doesn't have to and also everyone following/seeing the comments would be aware of the issue.

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2022-09-13 10:25:18)


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#8 2022-09-14 01:59:53

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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

If you try to flag a VCS package in the AUR, it is clearly stated when the flagging should be done, which is what I wrote (more or less).

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#9 2022-09-14 11:11:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Package adoption

I checked and it looks like the text was changed recently and does mention upstream changes as a valid reason for flagging VCS packages ood.

Whether I'll change my response to ood flag wil depend largely on the amount of false positives  .


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