[aur-general] Some packages to consider deleting...

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Mon Sep 21 11:31:06 EDT 2009

On 21/09/2009, Smartboy <smartboyathome at gmail.com> wrote:
> I went through parts of AUR today intending to find some packages which
> could be deleted for various reasons. Here is what I got:
> audacious-beta <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26394>,
> audacious-plugins-beta <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26395>:
> Its an old, unmaintained version of Audacious. The version in the repos is 2
> minor versions ahead of this one. I think it can safely be removed without
> hurting anything.
> bang <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15238>:
> This hasn't been maintained upstream for a while, and doesn't even build
> anymore. There is always Ecomorph, which is somewhat more maintained
> upstream.
> beryl-bmenu, beryl-desktopclick, beryl-screensaver:
> Beryl isn't available for Arch anymore, and hasn't been developed for over 2
> years now. These can be removed.
> cairo-newspr <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16587>:
> Gentoo isn't even using the patches anymore, and the maintainer abandoned
> it. I see no reason for this package to stick around.
> catalyst-vanilla <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24451>:
> Old, unmaintained, a duplicate of the catalyst pkgbuild, and the old
> maintainer even asked for it to be deleted in the comments. Those should be
> reason enough to delete this PKGBUILD.
> ejourn <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=2772>:
> Project page is down, with the program innacessable. Package hasn't been
> updated in 3 years. It should be deleted.
> enna-cvs <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=14653>:
> e17 switched to svn long ago. This should be deleted.
> php4-gtk <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=730>:
> This is for php version 4, which isn't available in arch. Hasn't been
> updated in years.
> qtpoveditor <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=2719>:
> Doesn't work anymore, and isn't supported either.
> rstatd <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=2557>:
> Doesn't work anymore, program itself last updated in 2005.
> Hope this helps make AUR just a little bit cleaner. ;)
> Smartboy
really thank you man. all deleted.

Andrea `bash` Scarpino
Arch Linux Developer

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