[aur-general] AUR cleanup policy

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Wed Jun 19 14:57:37 EDT 2013

On 2013-06-18 13:48 +0200
Karol Blazewicz wrote:

>What's the policy wrt to packages that have been submitted years ago
>and are neither developed upstream nor maintained in the AUR since
>then? Just let them be or get rid of them as they're of no use?
>If there're old unmaintained packages foo and foo-git, is it OK to
>request removing at least one of them? Which one?
>The PKGBUILD need updating but it still builds and runs so I can pick
>it up, update and orphan it. I don't know which filetypes does it open
>(.odp is not recognized) and the editor doesn't work, so you can't
>create a new presentation from scratch.
>It's man page is of no help.

Packages should only be removed if they conflict with policy (copies of
official repo packages, malware, illegal packages) or if upstream is dead. 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.

.odp is a Libre-/OpenOffice file extension btw.


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