[arch-dev-public] Cleaning up orphaned packages

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Sun Mar 4 05:22:09 EST 2012

On Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:19:25 +0100
Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> 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.
> Greetings,
> Pierre
> 1)
> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&arch=any&arch=x86_64&repo=Core&repo=Extra&q=&maintainer=orphan&last_update=&flagged=&limit=50
> 2) https://www.archlinux.org/devel/reports/unneeded-orphans/

I have adopted some packages, mostly which I'm using in my daily work
with my computer. 

Following packages adopted:
 - hugin (with deps):
   - autopano-sift-c
   - enblend-enfuse
   - exiv2
   - lcms
   - libpano13
 - bogofilter
 - banshee (with all deps)

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