[aur-general] Massive orphan request II

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 17:02:35 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Frank Vanderham
<twelve.eighty at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> That list is huge. I can certainly pick up a couple, but some of them
> look
>>> horribly outdated; is it an option to delete the ones that haven't been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
> number?
>>> It would be a waste of resources to spend time on a package that nobody
> is
>>> 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
> AUR?

What is the cost of maintaining these packages?

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