[aur-general] Massive orphan request II

Frank Vanderham twelve.eighty at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 16:43:32 EDT 2013

>> That list is huge. I can certainly pick up a couple, but some of them
>> horribly outdated; is it an option to delete the ones that haven't been
>> updated in - say - 12 months just to bring it down to a manageable
>> It would be a waste of resources to spend time on a package that nobody
>> using anymore.

> I'm afraid it's not possible to remove old and unmaintained packages,
> unless e.g. the upstream is dead i.e. the source is missing:
> https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2013-June/023923.html

[sorry, accidentally hit Send too soon]

Can we create a "zombie / placeholder" status for those packages that need
to be kept as Xyne mentions: " Even if the PKGBUILD is an ancient relic
from the age of Judd in need of a complete rewrite, we tend to leave them
as placeholders." I just don't think it's feasible to maintain all packages
that were created once upon a time, since *anyone* can create a package on

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