[Slackbuilds-users] Plex version too old

Andrew andrew at stevens.is
Thu May 3 21:49:56 UTC 2018

I use and am willing to maintain plexmediaserver if no one has any objections. But unfortunately I won't be able to submit a diff until Saturday if that is alright?


Andrew Stevens
andrew at stevens.is

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On May 4, 2018 9:34 AM, JCA <1.41421 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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