[aur-general] Proposal: Mass AUR Cleanup

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 3 16:46:12 EDT 2010

On 4 October 2010 04:32, Jakob Gruber <jakob.gruber at gmail.com> wrote:
>  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 almost never gets updated upstream) has been recently flagged out-of-date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 operation might even write a script to flag such packages out-of-date).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.
> http://pastebin.com/e5qJxBUs

OK, this is _much_ better and can be mass-orphaned. Good job, voted now.

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