[aur-general] Package orphaning policy improvement - RFC

Berno Strik dutchman55 at gmx.com
Sun May 25 12:20:46 EDT 2014

On Sun, 25 May 2014 17:06:21 +0200
Nowaker <enwukaer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey,
> Currently one has to contact the maintainer and wait 2 weeks before 
> reaching a TU on the ML to take over the package. I think this is 
> totally OK when the maintainer really maintains the package, e.g. has 
> generally frequent updates, responds to the comments, etc.
> However, this is an overhead when it's obvious a package is no longer 
> maintained. For example, those marked out-of-date for more than 3 
> months, or those that have numbers of comments requesting update with
> no single response from the maintainer.
> It includes a situation when a maintainer is otherwise active on AUR, 
> e.g. they update their other packages. The fact is they don't upgrade 
> the very one package that people are interested in - otherwise a
> package wouldn't have been marked out-of-date in the first place.
> What do you think about auto-orhpaning packages that stay marked 
> out-of-date for more than, say, 3 months? Done automatically by AUR, 
> with no request on ML.


I totally agree with you.
I have been, and still are, busy updating older Brother print/scan
It would save a lot of time and effort if this would be implemented.
Besides if the maintainer of such packages is really serious he should
enable notifications.



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