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Re: pkglint and R packages

* On 2019-08-02 at 16:51 BST, Brook Milligan wrote:

> > The semantics of OWNER and MAINTAINER are different.  My impression is
> > that there is nothing special abour R relative to this point.  So an R
> > package should have either MAINTAINER or OWNER, just like any other
> > package.
> Could you clarify the difference?  Sorry, but I'm forgetting what should perhaps be obvious.

Copied from the pkgsrc guide:

  * OWNER should be used instead of MAINTAINER when you do not want other
    developers to update or change the package without contacting you first. A
    package Makefile should contain one of MAINTAINER or OWNER, but not both.

I would request that you do not use OWNER unless absolutely necessary,
it can be incredibly frustrating as a pkgsrc developer if there are
issues with a package that you want to fix, even if they are trivial,
but cannot until you have heard back from the owner (who may be on
vacation or otherwise unavailable).

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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