[arch-dev-public] pkgstats and repo cleanup

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 1 07:54:30 EST 2008

Firmicus wrote:
> Allan McRae a écrit :
>> Hi devs,
>> I have created a table of candidates for removal from the extra repo 
>> based on <1% usage in the pkgstats results.  I have gone through and 
>> flagged for keeping packages which are i18n, makedepends, or 
>> otherwise needed (in pacman testsuite, using on gerolde).  See the 
>> list here: 
>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Extra_Repo_and_Pkgstats
>> There is probably other categories of packages we should keep (e.g 
>> drivers) and there are some fonts which might be considered i18n 
>> related so can you all go through the list a cross out the ones to be 
>> kept and giving the reason.
>> In a couple of weeks time I will remove all the orphaned packages 
>> remaining on that list and contact the maintainers of the rest so 
>> they can decide what to do with their packages.
>> Cheers,
>> Allan
> Good work Allan.
> The few packages I maintain in that list I will certainly move to 
> community.
> But don't forget that we also have those two wiki pages:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Package_Cleanup
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Repo_Cleanup
> I think it would be a good idea to merge the above two pages to the 
> third one. We should not have 3+ pages devoted to one identical task.
> F

I didn't know about those pages.  I will look into merging them at a 
later time.


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