[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [extra] repository cleanup

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Sat Nov 13 15:34:20 CET 2010

On Saturday 13 November 2010 15:23:45 Heiko Baums wrote:
> Nice, then I would need to install 110 packages from AUR and compile
> them manually. When I switched to Arch Linux about 3 years ago it was
> less than 50.
Is a tiny that you do not use any of ours ~8000 packages in official 

> When will the so called "binary distribution" Arch Linux become a
> second Gentoo, a pure source based distribution, because "no developer
> is interested in maintaining" anything anymore? Btw., PKGBUILDs also in
> AUR need to be maintained.
Yes, by people which use them.
> Also squashfs-utils which is "degraded" to community belongs to [extra]
> because it is necessary for building LiveCDs as far as I know.
Then? You cannot install software which is in [community]?

> And, btw., funny enough was ding updated recently although it was
> orphaned.
Yes, was updated by *ME*. Me, Ionut, Eric, Daniel, Giovanni (etc..) update 
orphans packages when we have a bit of time. But we do not use them and we 
cannot do many tests, we cannot know if upstread dev added some new feature, 
> I wouldn't say anything if you would cleanup the official repos from
> unnecessary, unimportant and unused or hardly used packages like some
> ttf fonts, GTK1 themes, etc. But there are too many, too important
> packages in your list which definitely belong into the official binary
> repos and which are in the official binary repos of every other binary
> distribution.
I'd like to see your application as TU.

Andrea Scarpino
Arch Linux Developer

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