[aur-general] About orphaning all packages of inactive users

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 17:41:15 EDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Some of these packages are out of date and some have better PKGBUILDs
> in the comments:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=phi&SeB=m
> Last activity from the user was over two years ago: 2011-03-17 (the
> brother-hl2030 package)
> The two packages that are out of date has not been updated for three years.
> My plan is to orphan all his packages if nobody thinks that's a
> horribly bad idea.
> I'm also interested in comments about what should be done for similar
> situations in the future. I assume most users would be happy just to
> see the pacakges being updated instead of hoarded and would think it
> was fine if TUs just orphan them after a similar investigation of the
> situation.
> --
> Sincerely,
>   Alexander Rødseth
>   xyproto / TU

There are quite a few orphaned packages nobody is maintaining or
updating even though they have updated PKGBUILDs posted in the
Users can always ask for a package to be orphaned.

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