[aur-general] Idea for AUR improvement

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 11:17:35 EDT 2012

On Jun 1, 2012 10:03 PM, "Marcin 'sirmacik' Karpezo" <
marcin at karpezo.pl> wrote:
> Hi there!
> Few days ago I’ve installed Archlinux on my laptop again. One of the
> first changes I’ve noticed in my *.archlinux.org accounts was loosing
> all packages I was maintaining in AUR.
> It’s completely understandable because I was the one to say in one of
> my comments that I hope to never use Arch again… but here I am having
> Arch on the second partition, next to Gentoo.
> The idea is to add some tracking of AUR package maintainers (I’m not
> sure if there isn’t some system like this first part already). If they
> have more than some number of packages out of date and they haven’t
> been logged in some time lets orphan their packages. This is how it is
> working now but manually.
> The next step is retrieval. If our maintainer logged in again and he’s
> pushing some new packages to AUR lets bring him his packages. But not
> all, only those which are still orphaned.
> Such automation will be IMO a big improvement to the whole system. Just
> an idea, but if anyone is interested in implementing it I’ll be glad to
> help.
> --
> Regards
> Marcin 'sirmacik' Karpezo
> http://sirmacik.net

Somehow I don't see the "stopped using arch for a long while and now coming
back and wanting his packages back" demographic to be significantly

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