[aur-general] Removing stale accounts from the AUR

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Sat Feb 1 19:53:25 EST 2014

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM, Никола Вукосављевић <hauzer at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 31.1.2014 15:34, Nowaker wrote:
>>> Can you find an example of a 2 year old comment which is still
>>> relevant?
>> Maybe all comments older than 2 years should be removed? 2 years
>> old comments are irrelevant regardless of user being currently
>> active or not.
> What of comments older than two or more years which comment on
> packages that haven't been updated upstream for two or more years, and
> thus haven't been (probably) updated in the AUR for the same amount of
> time, but are still usable? Delete all packages older than two years?
> It's a destructive decision...

Sure, they might be usable, but I bet a large number of those old
packages very poorly conform to PKGBUILD best practices (e.g. no use
of ${startdir}, no package() function, no pkgver() function for VCS
packages, etc.).

Eventually, pacman will likely be dropping support for PKGBUILD's
without a package() function, so at some point in the future, the TUs
will probably have to do a mass deletion of old packages anyway.


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