[Slackbuilds-users] Plex version too old

JCA 1.41421 at gmail.com
Thu May 3 21:34:32 UTC 2018

I am not interested in becoming a package maintainer, in part precisely
because I am all too aware of what is involved. I am very thankful that
there are people willing to do so. I am merely pointing out that, if they
can't or won't do what is concomitant to maintaining a package, they should
not volunteer - it is obvious that, if the Slackbuilds packages are poorly
maintained, Slackbuilds loses reliability and credibility.

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 2:51 PM, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/3/18, JCA <1.41421 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This aside, the other side of the coin is that
> > slackbuilds.org packages should result in installed software that works.
> >
> > Should this not be part of the responsibility of package maintainers?
> At the time it was submitted, I bet the package worked fine.
> You're right, the maintainer should be updating it. But, this happens all
> the time: someone submits a SlackBuild for a piece of software they use,
> and then a year or two later, they stop using that software for whatever
> reason... or possibly they stop using Slackware and switch to another OS.
> If we're very lucky, the maintainer will post a message to this list
> saying "I'm giving up my builds, here's a list of them". But all too
> often, it happens silently.
> The answer is: now that you're using plexmediaserver, you should take
> over as maintainer. Try to contact the old maintainer first, either to
> get permission or to verify that they're not responding... if you don't
> get a response within a few days, post a message to this list announcing
> you're taking over as maintainer.
> If you're not willing to step up and be a maintainer, it's not very
> helpful to say things like this:
> > I acknowledge that this can be a pain in the neck, but it you can't do
> so for
> > whatever reason, do not maintain the package.
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