On Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:54:37 +0100 Bartłomiej Piotrowski via arch-dev-public email@example.com wrote:
Recently I've spent a bit of time on the train so I spent that on writing a script (of questionable quality) for generating packages cleanup list. The main difference from the "unneeded orphans" report is that it also includes orphans that require only other orphans and additionally generates possible maintainers for required but unmaintained packages.
The script can be found here and I will probably improve it a bit on the next journey.
Note that it doesn't consider optdepends when checking if orphan is needed only by other orphans. Max. 3 packages requiring given orphan are listed next to possible maintainer. It also ignores repo hierarchy because it's just a theater these days.
Please look at both lists and adopt what your packages are using or you're personally interested in. I will drop whatever makes sense in January.
Thanks for taking the time to do this.
I've adopted lib32-mikmod, libiec61883, libsoxr, python2-musicbrainz2, schroedinger, vdpauinfo, and mediainfo-gui.
I will drop in the near future: - faience-icon-theme as it's getting very old, faenza-icon-theme can probably go down with it - vbam-*, we have mgba which is far superior and doesn't use wxwidgets (ugh), gtkglextmm can therefore be dropped as well - bzr-fastimport, no interest in maintaining that one anymore, who still uses bazaar anyway (cough canonical cough)