[aur-general] community repo "cleanup"
allan at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 06:59:58 CEST 2010
I was thinking that it has been almost a year since the [community] repo
switched to using the main db-scripts, but there are still a large
number of packages without the package architecture in their name (the
old scripts removed it). It is somewhere around 1/3 of the repo
(anything build before 2009-07-14). In fact, one package (datemath)
was built back in 2005!
Given these packages are obviously not updated much, it would be good to
give them a rebuild to get new packaging policies in place such as:
- get the package architecture in the file name
- build with new toolchain, CFLAGS, LDFLAGS etc
- compress with .xz format
- convert to arch=any as necessary
- $startdir usage
- package() functions
It would also be a good time to remove old packages that are really no
longer of interest from the repo.
What do people think? I can create an internal TODO list for these
packages that can be slowly worked through.
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