portaudio in arch

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Oct 11 15:47:57 UTC 2016

Thanks for the correction, Chris! I'm sorry for disseminating bad
information, but I probably wouldn't have known for quite sometime
except for this mistake and your helpful email.


Chris Brannon writes:
> Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> writes:
> > Depending on whether or not the package is installed on your Arch, one
> > of the following two commands:
> >
> > sudo pacman -Si portaudio
> >
> > sudo pacman -Qi portaudio
> Janina,
> The packager info you get from pacman is just the name and address of
> the person who last built the package.  They may or may not be the
> maintainer.  When I was a TU, I built plenty of packages that had a
> maintainer other than me.  You cannot even rely on the
> # Maintainer:
> comment in the PKGBUILD files from the Arch Build System.  Running
> grep 'Brannon' /var/abs/community/*
> will turn up several packages that still have me listed as the
> maintainer, even though I haven't been a TU for several years.
> So to make a long story short, trying to figure out who maintains a
> package on Arch is nigh impossible, and the recommended way of reporting
> issues is the bugtracker.
> -- Chris
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