[aur-general] Orphaning a 1000 packages

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Fri Nov 11 03:15:32 EST 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:22:45PM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
> I'm the current maintainer of ArchHaskell and within the small team
> we've reached the decision to drop support for the huge set of package
> owned by the user arch-haskell on AUR.
> Currently we maintain 300+ binary packages, and we'd like to keep them
> on AUR.  All others should be orphaned (or removed).  Doing that
> manually would be painful to say the least, are there any tools that
> assist with mass-orphaning?

Create a list of packages (plain text, one package per line) and I'll
orphan them.

> /M
> -- 
> Magnus Therning                      OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4 
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> Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with
> millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural
> integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
>      -- Alan Kay

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