[aur-general] A slew of deprecated packages (none of which are mine)

fasdfsa fsadfsaf nimetonmaili at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 06:45:30 EDT 2010

Hi TUs and... other people(?),

So I got this nice list of unneeded packages in AUR that should be removed.
None of these are mine so I don't know how justified my suggestions are - at
least they've not been updated for some time and there is a replacement for
most of them.

First off let's stare "xorg-server-xephyr":
The option "--enable-xephyr" is included in the official [extra]'s
xorg-server so this package is not needed.

This I'm not too sure about, "xorg-server-antidesktop":
 <http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23750>I guess it's purpose is to
start up with a blank screen.. but that should be the case these days

xorg-server-catalyst: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26728
There's "xorg-server-1.7-catalyst-maximize-fix",
"xorg-server-1.8-catalyst-maximize-fix" and
"xorg-server-catalyst-maximize-fix" in AUR so this one is not needed.

xorg-server-gentoo: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15089
Currently there are only these two tiny patches in the Gentoo's X server
which are to 'disable ACPI' and 'prefer nouveau over nv'. At least it's a
lot less than 'Joekey' (the maintainer) is happy to update for.

songbird-stable-bin: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33050
I had to laugh when I saw this. These two PKGBUILDs are virtually
_identical_. Why an earth would we need both? Actually the "songbird"
package's PKGBUILD should be replaced with either one of those (it currently
holds a non-working version of the songbird-svn package... for whatever
reason) and then the two others removed (I mean _I think_ that's how it
should be done).

All that songbird-nightly* stuff should be removed too. In AUR there should
be only the old stable Songbird (songbird), a SVN version (songbird-svn), a
nightly version (songbird-nightly) and a bleeding edge one (being
alpha/beta/rc) (songbird-beta). But only "songbird-svn" exists and works.
"Songbird-auto-nightly" and "songbird-auto-beta" should just be moved to as
"songbird-nightly" and "songbird-beta" (I take it this can only happen by
telling the maintainer, ilikenwf, to upload those packages with the
simplified name and then the former ones could be removed) and
songbird(-stable)-bin "changed" to "songbird".

It'd be _nice_ to also have the "xorg-server*-catalyst-maximize-fix"
packages changed to just "xorg-server*-catalyst" but that's probably not
worth it taken the "conflicts=()" changes with other PKGBUILDs, the removals
of the formerly named package and other stuff like that...

             Thanks for your time,

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