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FS#29922 - {archweb} It's not clear if anyone is notified when flagging an unmaintained package as out of date

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Wieland Hoffmann (Mineo) - Thursday, 17 May 2012, 07:27 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Monday, 02 July 2012, 01:42 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To Dan McGee (toofishes)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: says that the maintainers will be notified, but this is not true for unmaintained packages:

It would be great if the flaghelp page could mention that because I just spend a while wondering if anyone gets notified in that case.
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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Monday, 02 July 2012, 01:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  Commit b88ef91
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Saturday, 19 May 2012, 02:45 GMT
An email still gets sent- I'm not sure what you want it to say otherwise. Additionally, I'm unsure why this even matters to you as an end user- whether the mail gets sent to a single user or to a mailing list really makes no difference.
Comment by Wieland Hoffmann (Mineo) - Saturday, 19 May 2012, 06:30 GMT
That's really the only additional thing I want it to say - "if the package is unmaintained, an email will be sent to a mailing list" because that's not clear to me without looking into the code.