[aur-general] Aurphan in community

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sat Apr 30 05:48:48 EDT 2011

Am 30.04.2011 10:10, schrieb Allan McRae:
> On 30/04/11 17:36, Loui Chang wrote:
>> On Sat 30 Apr 2011 16:12 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Allan, I appreciate your work but you completely missed the point.
>> wget, curl and firefox do not contain functionality to specifically
>> access the unsupported packages. They are general network programs.
>> I guess it depends on what your vision is. If you want more people
>> expecting support for unsupported packages, then put these scripts into
>> extra or community. I can't stop you, I'm just a lowly nobody and you're
>> a big bad dev.
> My point was that (as far as I can tell) this software does nothing with AUR packages other than collates a bit of information. It does not allow downloading or building packages. I find it difficult to see how this could be seen as supporting AUR packages.
> Allan
I think aurphan does not support aur packages but it eases to have better
quality of the AUR as such, in recruiting more maintainers and having less
orphaned packages there. We should support this. So go for it, Kyle!

Regards Stefan

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