Borg 1.1 is out, when can we expect it in the repos?

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Borg 1.1 is out, when can we expect it in the repos?

azarus
Hi,

there's a new release of Borg (app-backup/borgbackup) out, and I was
wondering when it'd arrive in the Gentoo repos. I've tested it a bit on
my Gentoo boxes (manually edited an ebuild for that) and it runs
perfectly fine.

Thanks for the information!

Best regards,
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azarus
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Re: Borg 1.1 is out, when can we expect it in the repos?

Viktar Patotski
Hi,

The proper to get it done is to submit an upgrade request to https://bugs.gentoo.org/ . And then even probably provide ebuild for maintainers to pick it up.

Best regards,
Viktar

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 7:36 PM, azarus <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

there's a new release of Borg (app-backup/borgbackup) out, and I was
wondering when it'd arrive in the Gentoo repos. I've tested it a bit on
my Gentoo boxes (manually edited an ebuild for that) and it runs
perfectly fine.

Thanks for the information!

Best regards,
--
azarus
email: [hidden email]
xmpp:  [hidden email]
PGP:   3A79D6CFD2567CF9


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Re: Borg 1.1 is out, when can we expect it in the repos?

stroller-6

On 8 Oct 2017, at 17:48, Viktar Patotski <[hidden email]> wrote:

The proper to get it done is to submit an upgrade request to https://bugs.gentoo.org/ . And then even probably provide ebuild for maintainers to pick it up.

Someone's done it now: https://bugs.gentoo.org/633814

Stroller.

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Re: Borg 1.1 is out, when can we expect it in the repos?

J. Roeleveld
In reply to this post by Viktar Patotski
On Sunday, October 8, 2017 6:48:14 PM CEST Viktar Patotski wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The proper to get it done is to submit an upgrade request to
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/ . And then even probably provide ebuild for
> maintainers to pick it up.
>
> Best regards,
> Viktar
>
> On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 7:36 PM, azarus <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > there's a new release of Borg (app-backup/borgbackup) out, and I was
> > wondering when it'd arrive in the Gentoo repos. I've tested it a bit on
> > my Gentoo boxes (manually edited an ebuild for that) and it runs
> > perfectly fine.
> >
> > Thanks for the information!
> >
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > azarus
> > email: [hidden email]
> > xmpp:  [hidden email]
> > PGP:   3A79D6CFD2567CF9

If that is picked up by a developer, then yes.
My experience with providing bugs with ebuilds is that they get closed
eventually due to open security bugs (fixed in supplied versions for a few
years) and lack of maintainership.

--
Joost


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Re: Borg 1.1 is out, when can we expect it in the repos?

Michael Orlitzky
On 10/09/2017 12:55 AM, J. Roeleveld wrote:
>
> If that is picked up by a developer, then yes.
> My experience with providing bugs with ebuilds is that they get closed
> eventually due to open security bugs (fixed in supplied versions for a few
> years) and lack of maintainership.
>

If the package is maintained, then often the most helpful thing to do is
to file a bug, and then outline the reasoning behind any changes that
you needed to make to the ebuild. For example, if you needed a newer
version of a dependency (or a new dependency entirely), you could link
to the ChangeLog entry that mentions the dependency.

If you don't explain why you changed something, then the maintainer has
to figure out why you did it, and that takes him just as much time as
reading through the ChangeLog and doing the bump himself. And by listing
your changes, you ensure that the maintainer doesn't overlook anything.

If the package is *unmaintained*, then sadly, your experience is pretty
typical. However, having an open bug serves as a point of collaboration
for anyone else interested in the package -- and you don't know how many
users have downloaded the ebuilds that are posted on the bug. Maybe
everyone finds it useful even though the ebuild never gets to ::gentoo.