[aur-general] pacworld(3) in AUR

carstene1ns arch at carsten-teibes.de
Sat Jan 3 21:15:00 UTC 2015

Am 03.01.2015 um 19:18 schrieb Troy Engel:
> Should we file a delete request for these in AUR? What's the standard
> process in this situation to clean things up when upstream/sources
> disappear?

I think you already did most of the recommended actions. If the source
or author disappears, search for an alternative location (in case the
author has a new homepage, changed the source code hosting site, etc),
also try to contact the author. Then find any mirrors or forks.

Unless someone resurrects the code from the outdated github source, the
pastebin upload and the mirror upload of the 0.3.9 tarball in the
comments of pacworld3, I vote for deletion of both of the packages. At
least a merge pacworld3 -> pacworld should be done.

> [...] My end opinion is this code is dead and neither package can be 
> rebuilt (kinda sad, as I thought it sounded interesting) [...]

After looking at the source, I think there are tools that have a similar
functionality: e.g. pkg-list_incomplete_packages[1] by TU Xyne does
nearly the same, it checks all files from all packages for availability.
With a bit of shell-fu you will get a command to re-install all 'broken'
# pacman -S $(pkg-list_incomplete_packages | cut -d' ' -f1 | sort -u)

You can install it from the AUR[2].

best regards,

[2]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pkg_scripts/

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