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#1 2012-05-06 14:31:52

fabioamd87
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"ping" packagers about package updates

Just a curiosity,
when we set "out of date" on a package, the packager responsable get some form of alert (for example an email) about that?

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#2 2012-05-06 19:51:39

Awebb
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

Those packagers have an eye on their packages. They will know when a package has been flagged.

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#3 2012-05-06 20:19:52

tomk
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

Yes, they get mail.

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#4 2012-05-06 21:19:33

Pierre
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

Unless they disable that feature like I do. Then that mail goes to /dev/null :-)

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#5 2012-05-06 22:15:45

eldragon
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Registered: 2008-11-18
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

Pierre wrote:

Unless they disable that feature like I do. Then that mail goes to /dev/null :-)

in that case, does /dev/null update the package for you? tongue

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#6 2012-05-08 22:08:57

fabioamd87
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

what do you think about a request update in a +1 way?

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#7 2012-05-08 22:09:58

jasonwryan
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

fabioamd87 wrote:

what do you think about a request update in a +1 way?

That sounds really annoying...


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#8 2012-05-08 22:11:46

fabioamd87
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

so the better way, when you "need" an updated pacakge is contact the packager by mail?

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#9 2012-05-08 22:13:22

Allan
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

All packagers can see their out-of-date packages (and everyone elses) on our internal dashboard.  We also have a list of long-out-of-date packages to remind us.

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#10 2012-05-09 00:30:40

ngoonee
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

fabioamd87 wrote:

so the better way, when you "need" an updated pacakge is contact the packager by mail?

Sure, lets annoy them even further, that may speed things up....

if you 'need' an updated package, build it yourself.


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#11 2012-05-09 01:22:44

Allan
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Re: "ping" packagers about package updates

If a package has been out-of-date for a while (and by that I mean more than a couple of weeks...), and you have a working updated PKGBUILD, then it is acceptable to post it to the arch-general mailing list.

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