On 1/27/19 7:20 AM, Christian Rebischke via aur-general wrote: [...]
nor are they unused only because they are orphaned.
I prefer having a big archive of orphaned packages with the chance that somebody adopts the package and finds a PKGBUILD as base to work on.
Or are there some problems I am missing? like for example disk space on our AUR server?
But this cannot be it, if only because deleting packages does not gain us disk space. The AUR takes up 1.8 GB with all the packages it contains, and deleting packages does not delete any content, it merely delists it and drops the data from the mysql database (I'm unsure how much space that takes up, but most likely less even than a series of revisions in a git repository).