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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Fixing elasticsearch maintainer
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 16:39:16
Message-Id: c49de2a9-96a8-5f52-f9a6-6409a9c914cf@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Fixing elasticsearch maintainer by Alec Warner
On 05/18/2017 07:17 PM, Alec Warner wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o > <mailto:patrick@g.o>> wrote: > > Ohey, > > as you might have noticed I've just corrected the metadata.xml of > all elasticsearch-related packages. > For some strange reason I was listed there as maintainer, but since > no one wanted to listen to my ideas I guess I wasn't. So now last > person who touched it gets stuck with it. > > Since proxy-maint refuses to be removed from packages (especially > since they were unconditionally added to all packages with a > non-gentoo-dev maintainer in metadata) they are the de facto > maintainers, and overrule everything else. > I've tried multiple strategies including removing them from > metadata, but ... see app-admin/elasticsearch, proxy-maint is like > the toe fungus that always comes back (e.g. commit > f0925c10834464e62ce7209f2afa7797b594d350 ) > > Sometimes it's almost absurdly funny, especially when you commit > RESTRICT="test" because tests fail reliably just to have that reverted. > (See dev-python/elasticsearch-py ) > > Bonus mention: > bbdc5412061adf598ed935697441a7d6b05f7614 > app-admin/logstash-bin: drop old > > Signed-off-by: Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o > <mailto:bircoph@g.o>> > > That removed the versions I was using, so I better maintain the > versions I use in an overlay. Well ok then. > > > I don't quite get this gripe. Gentoo is a rolling distro. Versions of > things "you are using" get removed and replaced with newer versions all > the time. Why is this a big deal now? >
I "was" package maintainer and relied on these versions. If I as maintainer have no control over such things, why am I maintainer, and why do I need an overlay? ... that sounds exquisitely confused, I have no idea why this discussion even exists.

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Fixing elasticsearch maintainer Tomas Mozes <hydrapolic@×××××.com>