[aur-general] Aurphan in community

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 22:25:35 EDT 2011

On Fri 29 Apr 2011 21:49 -0400, keenerd wrote:
> I would like to move Aurphan into community.  I've added a number of
> features to it lately, and it has become an automated means of
> answering "what can I do to help Arch", parsing and summarizing the
> todo list, the bugtracker and the orphans.  The one random dev I've
> asked seems cool with it, however he thought a wider consensus should
> be found.  It has enough votes but....
> Aurphan could be considered an AUR helper.  By default it searches the
> AUR for AUR packages you already have installed.  It does not download
> anything.
> I will change it so the default behavior does not search the AUR.
> (New default would display the --help)  I won't change the name, on
> account of it being cute.

> aur page: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=43726
> project page: http://kmkeen.com/aurphan/

This script seems like a really nice idea, but if it deals with
unsupported packages it should remain in that domain. Maybe move the
functionality that deals with unsupported into an add-on that you can
install separately?

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