[aur-general] [community] repository cleanup

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 15:51:22 CET 2010

2010/11/17 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
> On 17/11/10 22:45, Heiko Baums wrote:
>> Am Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:19:40 -0500
>> schrieb Kaiting Chen<kaitocracy at gmail.com>:
>>> I think it's kind of hard for me to see why I should maintain a
>>> package that's already been discarded by its developer. In my opinion
>>> such packages should be moved to [unsupported] where the one more two
>>> people who might want to use them can simply build them themselves.
>> Why should those packages be removed from the repos as long as they are
>> running? That doesn't make sense. And such packages doesn't make any
>> work for the developers. They can just be staying in the repos without
>> doing any harm like e.g. eboard.
> Because there is no-one in charge of any bug reports, monitoring security
> issues, rebuilding the package for soname bumps...  Packages without a
> maintainer do cause all other devs needless work.

Why not move them to a "graveyard" repo, that would be called
[unmaintained]. It would contain binary packages that belonged
formerly to [community] but are explicitly not maintained anymore.
That would allow people who use them to still have binary packages,
until it doesn't work anymore (then someone files an out-of-date
notice and the package has to be deleted).


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