Package Details: udevil 0.4.4-4

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/udevil.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: udevil
Description: Mount and unmount without password
Upstream URL: https://ignorantguru.github.com/udevil/
Licenses: GPL3
Provides: devmon
Submitter: arojas
Maintainer: archcrack
Last Packager: arojas
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.072317
First Submitted: 2022-04-01 18:52 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-04-01 18:52 (UTC)

Dependencies (12)

Sources (1)

Latest Comments

m040601 commented on 2024-02-26 19:52 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-26 21:14 (UTC) by m040601)

This tool "udevil" , is old and not well maintained anymore.

It used to be an official Arch package. But it ended up here, when it was removed from the official repos, https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/u/udevil/

udevil, https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/udevil

First Submitted               : Fri 01 Apr 2022 07:52:07 PM WEST
Last Modified                 : Fri 01 Apr 2022 07:52:07 PM WEST

Also, there was always, and there still is,

udevil-git, https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/udevil-git

First Submitted               : Tue 22 May 2012 07:44:01 PM WEST
Last Modified                 : Tue 19 Jul 2022 05:13:03 PM WEST

This PKGBUILD, "udevil", has,

pkgver=0.4.4
_commit=77a61806fadbf19f02072df1aa67191fc375c35d
source=("$pkgname-$pkgver::git+https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/udevil.git#commit=$_commit")

It pulls from git. A specific commit. As there are no "proper" releases.

It is pulling from,

https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/udevil

Which is an abandoned repo, last updated in 2015. It is the first thing that comes up in google searching for "udevil", but it is an abandoned github repo nevertheless.

2015-05-04 IgnorantGuru o finalize 0.4.4

They dont even respond to questions, https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/udevil/issues/107

mati75 • Jun 30, 2022
  What is a current development status of the project?


PWhiddy • Aug 29, 2022 • Newest comment
  any alternatives?

The only recent activity I could find on this udevil tool is at this other github repo,

https://github.com/alpharde/udevil

Which is the one, the PKGBUILD "udevil-git" is pulling from.

But even that repo, has not seen any activity since 2020. And it doesnt even have github issues enabled.

I would therefore consider if,

Is this PKGBUILD "udevil" really necessary ?

Pulling something specific from 2015 ?

Is the maintainer of this "udevil" PKGBUILD still around ?

Could it maybe be removed from the AUR ?

There is already a "udevil-git" PKGBUILD anyway.

It would be less confusing and more clear for AUR end users. To pay attention that this tool is very old and unmaitained. A disks tool very prone to bugs and security issues if not properly maintained.

 Upstream URL:   https://ignorantguru.github.com/udevil/

That Upstream URL was, in any case, also wrong. It should of course have been,

https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/udevil/commits/master

sstepien commented on 2023-10-29 15:27 (UTC)

Hi, I want to use this aur with aarch64. I've added aarch64 to the PKGBUILD and build it and it works. Can you please add this arch to the arch list?

OrigBitmancer commented on 2022-11-02 23:27 (UTC)

Upstream URL should be https://ignorantguru.github.io/udevil/

Note change from .com to .io