[arch-dev-public] Cleaning up orphaned packages

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 24 10:33:42 EST 2012

On Friday 24 February 2012 16:19:25 Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Hi all,
> while the rebuild of unsigned packages is about to be finished we
> should start to think about our orphaned packages. ATM there about 430
> of them in core and extra 1); some of them are 8probably) not needed by
> any other package 2)
> Here is my proposal:
> * Everybody please review the list and adopt packages that you use and
> might be willing to maintain.
> * If you maintain a package that depends on an orphan, please adopt it.
> It does not make sense to depend on an maintained package. Note that
> packages can have mroe than one maintainer; so you should share the
> workload.
> * If a TU wants to maintain an orphan that is currently in [extra],
> please let us know.
> * Maybe we can also have a small team that adopts all orphans that
> nobody wants to adopt on their own but is needed.
> The goal should be to adopt all needed/wanted orphans and remove
> everything else.

`aurphan -p` could help to find some package to adopt.


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