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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue May 27 02:44:54 EDT 2008

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Eric Belanger
<belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> 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.
> 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.

You sure that's not just the testing repo? At the very least I know
abs == travis and initscripts == thomas, correct?

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