[aur-general] AUR cleanup

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 21:54:54 EST 2011

On Wed 26 Jan 2011 20:36 -0500, Dave Reisner wrote:
> So, on the subject of cleanup, I've come across a list of 530 packages
> on sigurd that aren't accessible from the web interface. Judging from
> some of the names, I'd wager that these are packages which were deleted
> but something went wrong, etc etc. In total, it's about 20mb of space
> that would be freed. Any reason these shouldn't just be purged by
> someone with root privs?

Packages that are deleted from the web interface aren't automatically
deleted from the filesystem. I run a clean up script periodically to get
rid of them. I figure, it gives a little window for people to recover
from deletion if needed.

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