[aur-general] Deletion of orphaned packages on AUR4

Rob McCathie korrode at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 05:37:09 UTC 2015

On 12/08/15 13:49, Doug Newgard wrote:
> In my case, I have some that I'm actively trying to get maintainers 
> for; in the mean time, I'm looking after them even though they are 
> listed as being orphaned. Is this not to be allowed now? Should all 
> "orphan" packages in the official repos be deleted, just assume nobody 
> is looking after them? I updated one package just a few days before it 
> was randomly deleted. There's other stories further up in this thread 
> about them being deleted after only a few hours, all with no notice. 
> If a time limit is to be implemented, it needs to be limit long enough 
> that the package is both unlikely to be being used and unlikely to 
> work anymore. A month or two wouldn't cut it. A notice should also be 
> sent out to anyone set to get notifications for that package with 
> enough lead time for someone to pick it up. Doug 

Same here. I was still monitoring the couple of packages i'd orphaned, i 
was hoping someone would take over maintenance. For a time at least, i'd 
have addressed any issues with them.

Anyways, i've re-added the packages and will stay maintainer of them 
until things settle down a bit.


Rob McCathie

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