[aur-general] Proposal: Mass AUR Cleanup

Jakob Gruber jakob.gruber at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 16:32:55 EDT 2010

  On 10/03/2010 08:57 PM, Xyne wrote:
> I've cast a "yes" vote. I also move to name this "Operation Oliver Twist" and to
> name the orphaning script "twister".
> One problem that might arise though is if a stable package (i.e. one that
> almost never gets updated upstream) has been recently flagged out-of-date then
> it might get orphaned (a malicious user who is aware of the impending
> operation might even write a script to flag such packages out-of-date). Perhaps
> you could cross-reference the last activity of the maintainer when deciding
> whether to delete a package, e.g. last package action<= 2009-01-01 and last
> maintainer action<= xxxx-xx-xx.
> That shouldn't add much complexity to the code but it might improve the
> handling of a few fringe cases. I'm really just floating the idea though.
> Regards,
> Xyne

Sounds good.
After adding the 'last maintainer action <= 2009-01-01' criteria, the 
list still contains 335 packages.
Keep in mind this list is generated from a DB dump (which is roughly  2 
weeks old) so it might not be 100% up to date.


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