[arch-dev-public] Repo cleanup / Package adoption
belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Mon May 26 14:51:29 EDT 2008
On Mon, 5 May 2008, Eric Belanger wrote:
> 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
> b) have adopted all or some of their "assigned" orphans and posted a list
> here so I can update the wiki
> 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,
There are still several devs who haven't answered yet. This is a gentle
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