[aur-general] pkgstats and unused [community] packages

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 03:46:56 EDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 26 October 2010 07:48, Christopher Brannon <chris at the-brannons.com> wrote:
>> Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> writes:
>>> I'd say only remove the packages that are orphans.
>> Here's the list of [community] orphans with less than 1% usage, according
>> to pkgstats:
>> http://paste.xinu.at/98f5
> OK that's a good list, and all of those can be moved IMO.

If it hasn't been done, someone needs to check to make sure that they
are not {make,opt}depends of other non-orphaned packages.

> I take back part of what I mentioned earlier. There are indeed some
> packages that I believe no one uses. The best way to handle this is to
> selectively remove each package that we still want to keep from the
> wiki list. I've added a filter list, so remove from there (and not the
> original). Wiki diffs would tell us what has been removed (and by
> whom).
> Set up a timeframe along with an official discussion period for this,
> i.e how long we have until the filter list is final. And then the
> voting, if needed.

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