[aur-general] Deletion of orphaned packages on AUR4

Sam S. smls75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 16:54:06 UTC 2015

> Second, uploading something to AUR4 then immediately orphaning it is
> stupid. Why not just hold onto it for a while and look for co-maintainers,
> or a new maintainer? By orphaning, you just became the "thinned" part of
> the herd.

Well, if it's orphaned another potential maintainer who comes across
it, might be more likely to pick it up.

If it's *not* orphaned, they'd have to contact you first to ask you to
transfer ownership or add them as co-maintainer - and even though
that's not a *big* social cost, it is one nonetheless, and some
potential maintainers will just not bother.

I.e. it's a matter of making things run more smoothly/conveniently.

IMO orphaned packages should *only* be deleted after an ample grace
period (for example, when they've been orphaned for at least 4 months
or so).

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