[aur-general] Orphan packages, Policy on bots
johannes at kyriasis.com
Tue Jan 6 13:50:08 UTC 2015
On 06/01, David Phillips wrote:
>Hi all, I've been looking at writing a small bot which will crawl over
>orphaned packages' PKGBUILDs, performing analysis and gathering stats.
>For example, I'm really keen on making an attempt to clean a bunch of
>them up. 25% of the 53587 packages in the AUR today are orphans and,
>like many others, I'd like to see this number decreased. In the past,
>I have manually gone down the list of orphans, but that's just
>horrible and slow (also, can't get my browser to do HTTP head
>requests). So naturally, I started writing a bot.
When AUR 4.0.0 is released the whole AUR will be cleaned out and only
reuploaded packages will remain, so at this point it seems rather
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