[aur-general] packages deletion request

Brad Fanella bradfanella at archlinux.us
Sun Sep 12 12:01:28 EDT 2010

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 10:05:35AM -0600, jwbirdsong wrote:
> On 09/12/2010 07:17 AM, Xavier D. wrote:
> 1st-ly I'd like to apologize to the OP, the following comments are NOT
> directed just at you but more as an open mail to community.
> There seems to be a recent trend to request deletion of (to use OP
> phrasing) orphans, out-of-date and not updated for over a year.
> It seems this makes them PERFECT candidates for adoption and/or
> abandonment-adoption as opposed to deletion.  The few I viewed in the
> list all seemed to have source available.
> Deletion criteria include (but not limited to) no sources and duplicates
> of AUR/community or other repo packages.
> Just my bitchin' to put in my 2 cents

Agreed. I also feel this way towards [community]. If a project has been ended and the source is still available, then I see no reason to remove it from [community].

It's just one of those things that I never understood.

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