[aur-general] Deletion of orphaned packages on AUR4

Antonio Rojas arojas at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 11 21:23:11 UTC 2015

David Kaylor <dpkaylor at gmail.com>
 Wrote in message:

> -  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.

Just because you can't think of a reason doesn't mean it's
 "stupid". TUs and developers may drop packages from the repos to
 AUR and then orphan them for someone to adopt. Someone may upload
 a package as a dependency of another package they maintain, which
 they're not interested in maintaining. Just to name a few
 possible reasons.


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