[aur-general] AUR cleanup

Matej Ľach matej.lach at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 14:40:06 EST 2011

On 07/11/11 19:30, 郑文辉 wrote:
> 在 2011-11-8 上午3:09,"Stefan Wilkens"<stefanwilkens at gmail.com>写道:
>> 2011/11/7 Nicola Bignami<nicola at kernel-panic.dnsdojo.net>:
>>> I see that there are more than 6700 orphan packages. Of those, more than
>>> 2400 are also flagged out of date (some packages have not been updated
>> since
>>> 2007).
>>> Many packages are only waiting for a new maintainer but I think that many
>>> are only waiting to be scrapped as they're already been replaced by some
>>> other package in the AUR or in the community repository (or just become
>>> obsolete).
>>> I'm wondering if the time has come to look into them to find out what
>> worth
>>> to keep and what have to be removed and thus do some cleanup.
>>> If can be useful, I can start working on it.
>> Keeping the user repository clean and up-to-date sounds very KISS and
>> Arch to me, but some criteria should be stated. Many packages that
>> depend on python v2, for instance, are simply broken because they were
>> not properly updated to reflect repository changes [1]. The goal with
>> these packages should likely be to adapt the build, not consider them
>> broken.
>> Perhaps create a page on the wiki so that this work can be shared with
>> others in the community. Such a page might also allow us to have a
>> nice final list that can be fed to the nearest TU in one go, rather
>> than a flood of deletion requests.
>> Should you initiate this, I would surely help out. Who knows what fun
>> software one might run into :)
>> [1] http://www.archlinux.org/news/python-is-now-python-3/
> Maybe we should have some category system to help manage the PKGBUILDs in
> AUR.We can tag them by "package whith third-party patch" , "CVS package"
> ,"SVN package","GIT package","nightly builds","Beta version","need
> review","need to be dropped" and so on.Let the community vote for each tag
> to produce a squence of some tag ie. "need to be dropped" to let the TUs
> working on.
(As a user) - I think this is a great idea.

Best Regards,
Matej Ľach

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