[aur-general] Adoptable AUR packages
ornitorrincos at archlinux-es.org
Mon Apr 6 10:49:15 EDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Ashok Gautham
<scriptdevil.arch at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are three kinds of orphans in AUR at the moment.
> 1) A sea of packages that have either become obselete or have been
> added in some other package. ( Like dolphin ).
> 2) The others are ruby/python/perl libraries. The problem with these
> is that installing them using pyPI or gems is quite simple (though
> not highly recommended). So many of these get orphaned
> 3) The last category is where maintainers do not have the time
> to do justice to their packages and hence orphan it.
> I found I had a little free time and could adopt some packages. I found
> myself in this sea.
> It would be good if we can start a wiki page where every "useful" package
> that is currently orphaned can be added and removed once adopted.
> I checked out the wiki. The AUR cleanup day is the closest I got to.
> We would need something like an inverse of that now. So any user who
> wants to adopt a package should go to the page, choose whatever he
> wants to adopt and remove it from the page. I feel this will clear up a lot
> of packages in the second and last categories.
> Also, we can give a guideline for people who disown packages to add it
> to the corresponding page (obselete/required) in the hope that someone
> will take over the package
> Ashok `ScriptDevil` Gautham
doesn't the orphan search function in AUR do the same and automated?
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