Sometimes a PR lingers on too long because the author or maintainer just hasn’t received the help they need. Sometimes it is because a topic expert doesn’t know they are needed, sometimes it is because a PR has slipped through the cracks, sometimes it is hardware, etc… Maybe we can try another thread to connect the right people to the right problem.
I don’t see this as a permanent or even a long term solution (there is quite a bit of discussion going on about getting our tooling connecting the right people to the right problems, that is exciting!), but in the short term maybe this thread can get some PRs merged and encourage people who have had open PRs sitting too long.
So if you have a PR which is stuck, or have seen a PR which is stuck, why not try and post it here. And if you think you can help with a PR that has been posted then you’re awesome!
I’ll start things off with what was originally intended to be a simple update but has been sitting for 4 months because the updated package doesn’t work. The maintainer of the package has been called in but is stumped. https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/58666
@jarjee has been working on some mongodb updates for a while. I think it is pretty important to get these into 19.09 and we’re edging closer to a freeze date. If anyone could help out to ensure newer mongodb versions make it into 19.09 I think that would be great. https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/40082
LTO is broken on darwin, which can lead to problems for packages that enable it by default. There’s a PR that aims to fix it, but it’s almost 3 years old. It would be really great if someone who’s familiar with clang in Nix could shepherd this to completion.
So if you have a PR which is stuck, or have seen a PR which is stuck,
why not try and post it here. And if you think you can help with a PR
that has been posted then you’re awesome!
First, thanks to everybody posting in this thread, and especially to
Aaron for raising the issue.
I’d like to make a suggestion, though:
When you post a PR in this thread, please include a summary of what
sort of help is needed. Without this, it’s very difficult to look
through the list and see things I could help with – I’d need to open
every PR individually.
Hi all! I have been working on deprecating the type loaOf for quite some time and at this point the PR only needs reviewing. Any help would be appreciated, in particular testing the software not covered by nixos tests.
The bot reports build errors on the darwin platform. I have no access to darwin or time/ability to figure this out even if I did. If someone was motivated to take a look at this it would be much appreciated as there are 2 CVEs listed against mariadb which are fixed by this release.
(1) The pull request adds “MPRIS” functionality which seems to require X11, which makes spotifyd fail when X11 is not available. Unsure how to handle this but I would like to see spotifyd working by default without X11.
(2) The version bump broke the spotifyd service module for me and I had to manually clear out its cache. I do not know if we should handle this and if so, how.