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

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Mon May 26 14:51:29 EDT 2008

On Mon, 5 May 2008, Eric Belanger wrote:

> Hi,
> This is yet another repo cleanup package adoption thread. There hasn't been 
> much feedback when I last brought up the subject so let's try to fix this 
> once for all. This is an important issue.
> The cleanup is mostly done. The current issue is orphaned (make)depends. I'll 
> repeat the process.
> Go to https://dev.archlinux.org/wiki/Repo%20Cleanup/ There is the list of 
> orphans and the packages that depends on them. The name of the maintainer of 
> the package depending on orphans is also listed so just search for your name. 
> It's as simple as that so it only takes a few minutes. Keep in mind that 
> these orphanes are in the repo because YOUR package depends on them so they 
> need to be maintained as well. There are still orphaned core packages. Of 
> course, anyone is free to adopt any orphans that they wish.
> Once you adopted some packages, remove them from the list to keep the list 
> up-to-date. You can also post the list of packages you have adopted in this 
> thread and I'll take care of removing them from the wiki list. Either way, 
> please reply in this thread to confirm that you went through the list. That 
> will give me an idea on how many devs have checked the list.
> However, it is possible that some of you already have the maximum workload 
> that they can handle so they can't really adopt any or all of their packages' 
> orphaned depends. At least, check the list to see if your packages depends on 
> orphaned packages and let us know. Perhaps someone else, who can add to their 
> current workload, would be willing to adopt some of these orphans especially 
> if they use the package that depends on them.  I'm sure we'll be able to 
> split the present orphans workload somehow between us. Currently, we just 
> need an idea on the current workload state.
> In summary, we should ideally get a reply in this thread from every active 
> dev confirming that they went though the wiki list and:
> a) have adopted all or some of their "assigned" orphans and have modified the 
> list accordingly
> or
> b) have adopted all or some of their "assigned" orphans and posted a list 
> here so I can update the wiki
> and/or
> c) have adopted none or only some of their "assigned" orphans because of too 
> high workload or other reason.
> Two other points:
> I would like to remind everyone that after adding a package in the
> repo or moving it to another repo, don't forget to adopt it afterwards in the 
> dashboard. I believe that's one reason explaining why several packages are 
> currently orphaned.
> I haven't updated the wiki list since the last time except a when I happen to 
> stumble on a new orphan so it might be slightly out-of-date compared to the 
> dashboard orphans.  When it'll be significantly smaller, I'll update it.
> Thanks for your cooperation,
> Eric

There are still several devs who haven't answered yet. This is a gentle 


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