[arch-dev-public] SR 2007-09-24 * Orphan Packages / Cleanup

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Tue Sep 25 10:51:56 EDT 2007

On Tue, 25 Sep 2007, Damir Perisa wrote:

> Monday 24 September 2007, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> | * Orphan Packages
> |
> | This is another one Andy brought up. We have A LOT of orphan
> | packages. We need someone to evaluate all of these orphans, to see
> | if we should 1) still support them or move them "down" to
> | community/unsupported 2) get someone to maintain them.
> |
> | Seeing as Andy is concerned with this, could you take the reins
> | here? Collaborating with Eric on the package cleanup is probably a
> | good thing too.
> @ Andy, Eric:
> I'm planning to do some cleanup on my pkgs and also take some orphans
> maybe in the next 10 days. I would like to be informed if you plan to
> do something on the subject... maybe i can give a hand or another,
> since i'm doing it anyway :)
> - D

In the repo cleanup, I'll first focus on the orphans packages as I guess a 
lot of the old/obsolete stuff is probably there. If you see possible 
candidates for removal while you browse the orphans list, add them to the 
repo cleanup list in the dev wiki. I've started to glance at the current 
orphans but I will probably do more later this week.


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