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

Alexander Rødseth rodseth at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 18:24:30 EDT 2013

Thank you for the comments, appreciate it!

About causing panic when orphaning: the package will continue to be
available and work even if it's orphaned, but now there is a chance
that someone will pick up the thread where the previous maintainer
left of and improve and update the PKGBUILD. If someone panics from
this, perhaps it's still a good trade?

The reason I'm asking is because I suspect that I'm more fond of
cleaning up old cruft than the average TU/Dev, and I don't wish to
orphan or delete packages in a way that is perceived as rash.

In my opinion, being relatively quick to orphan, but hesitant to
delete, should result in a better AUR repository for everyone, as long
as the criterions for disowning packages is somewhat conservative. I
would say a user being inactive for more than a year is quite

A comment from another TU or Dev would be especially helpful.

  Alexander Rødseth
  xyproto / TU

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