[aur-general] orphaned packages in community

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 14:35:17 EST 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 8:10 PM, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jan 2008, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I just took a look at the orphaned packages in community. I must say,
> they
> > are quite a few (68, I added the full list at the end of this mail).
> >
> > If any of these belong to you and you did forget to adopt it after
> > uploading, please do so now. If you did upload one of these and lost
> > interest in it, please move it either to unsupported or post it in this
> > thread so someone else can adopt it.
> >
> > In about a week time I will post the remaining list of orphaned packages
> at
> > that time, so anyone interested (or needed as a dep) can adopt one of
> those.
> > The rest I will move to unsupported a week or so after that. If you
> think
> > the time schedule I mentioned is too short, please let me know so I can
> > change it.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Ronald
> >
> A few comments:
> -Before moving a package to unsupported, make sure it is not a depends or
> makedepends of another community packages.  Several packages in your list
> fall in this category.

Yes, I was planning to do so. Nothing will happen with these packages after
1 week adoption time for the uploader, 1 week adoption time for anyone else,
after which I will create a list of things which cannot be removed because
of makedepends and depends, and a list of removal candidates. Once I have
published these lists I was planning to give another week to object on the
removal candidates (and the other list) so the chance of mistakes is as
small as possible.

> -Keep gpsdrive in community. It's Damir's (a dev) package. He hasn't
> adopted it yet.

Noted. I have put his name behind it on my own list so it will remain. I
will contact him if he has not adopted it in a couple of weeks.

> -About the e17 stuff, a forum user (reverie, I think) used to have a
> popular e17-cvs personal repo. I don't know if he's still maintaining it
> but, if he's interested in becoming a TU and you want to sponsor and vote
> him in, he could move his e17-cvs package in community to replace the
> orphaned e17 snapshots.
>  Okay, If no active TU wants to take those in the coming weeks I will see
if the repo you mentioned is still active and of high quality and contact
the maintainer if so.

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