[arch-dev-public] Repo cleanup / Package adoption

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Mon Jun 9 21:22:22 EDT 2008

On Mon, 26 May 2008, Eric Belanger wrote:

> On Mon, 26 May 2008, Thayer Williams wrote:
>> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Eric Belanger
>> <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>>> There are still several devs who haven't answered yet. This is a gentle
>>> reminder.
>> I'm just looking through the list now and I see some programs that, at
>> least in my opinion we should drop if nobody is actively maintaining
>> them:  azureus, dvdbackup, handbrake, nicotine, and d4x. All of these
>> are pretty fringe apps except for maybe azureus, which is just plain
>> slow and buggy (or was the last time I used it).
>> I don't know much about the deps/makedeps, but if any of them are tied
>> to the other fringe apps we should look at removing them entirely as
>> well...just my two cents of course. I admit though I was a bit
>> surprised to see we had 4267 packages in extra--even if half of those
>> are x86_64 that's a still a shedload of maintenance.
> I don't think these fringe apps have a lot of depends specific to them. If 
> so, we'll remove them when we'll remove the apps. Currently, I want to focus 
> on the depends for stuff that we want to keep. When the list will be smaller, 
> I'll update it with the current orphans in the dashboard. There might be 
> other orphaned fringes apps or packages we want to keep not in the wiki list.

I've updated the wiki list.  It should reflect the current orphan state.

> Also, I've noticed that some packages got orphaned when we updated the web 
> site:
> sudo, abs, exiv2, initscripts, etc.
> Check if it happened to your packages. Otherwise, I'll add them to the wiki 
> list when I'll update it.

Please check the updated wiki list. In case when I suspected the above 
issue happened, I added "orphaned accidentally?" in the comment and the name of 
the last maintainer. Please correct if these  are incorrect.

Also, now that we have multi-architecture support in the dashboard, we 
could have a different maintainer for each architecture. However, as we 
are currently dealing with orphans for which we've been trying to find 
maintainers over the last few months, please adopt the package for both 
architecture so we can get over this adoption process .  Don't worry if 
you can't build for x86_64, someone else will do it when it'll be needed.


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