[aur-general] Aurphan in community

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Apr 30 02:12:15 EDT 2011

On 30/04/11 12:25, Loui Chang wrote:
> 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?

We should also drop wget, curl and firefox from the repos as they can be 
used to download unsupported packages...   In fact, this script is safer 
because it does not even do that.


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