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

Anatol Pomozov anatol.pomozov at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 09:39:43 EDT 2013


On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM, Lukas Jirkovsky <l.jirkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm strongly against the idea of automatic orphaning. Sometimes the
> package may be outdated simply because the new version doesn't work or
> has some serious issues.

In this case the maintainer should unmark the package and clearly
explain in comments why the package cannot be upgraded to the new
version. Ideally maintainer should also work with upstream on
resolving the issues. But silently leave the package in "out-of-date"
state forever is not the best solution neither.

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