[aur-general] Orphaning a 1000 packages

Justin Davis jrcd83 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 15:57:31 EST 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> 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?
> /M
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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

It might churn your stomach ;-) but you could use my WWW::AUR perl
module set ...

use WWW::AUR::Login;
my $u = WWW::AUR::Login->new('arch-haskell', 'password');
for my $p ($u->packages) {

You'd need the perl-www-aur package installed:


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