[aur-general] AUR4 migration of orphan packages

Bruno Pagani bruno.pagani at ens-lyon.org
Tue Jun 9 15:59:09 UTC 2015

You mean that:
https://aur4.archlinux.org/pkgbase/${pkgname}/comaintainers/ ?

Le 09/06/2015 17:53, Ido Rosen a écrit :
> I think some of the orphans on AUR are just maintained by multiple
> people.  The usage pattern is:
> Person A adopts, updates, and disowns.
> Person B some time later notices it's out of date, adopts, updates, disowns.
> It seems perfectly reasonable to have multiple people maintain a
> package over time this way.  Maybe we just need better support for
> this style of non-maintainership that isn't quite "orphaned"?  Support
> for multiple maintainers/collaborators like on GitHub repos?
> (Outright owning a package in AUR prevents anyone else from updating
> it.)
> I do something in between outright maintainership and this "adopt,
> update, disown" non-maintainership: I have a git repo with my AUR
> packages, and accept pull requests on GitHub -- if someone wants to
> update a package faster than I can get to it (since I only have time
> on weekends), they submit a pull request and I merge it in, test, and
> submit to AUR (which takes 2 min to verify & submit the package, vs.
> the a-priori-unknown time commitment of doing it all myself).  It
> would be nice if there were an official way to make AUR support
> collaborative maintainership like this.
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Giancarlo Razzolini
> <grazzolini at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 09-06-2015 08:17, Jesse McClure wrote:
>>> Agreed.  All the packages that no one carries over to aur4 will still be
>>> archived for some time, so if anyone*actually*  wants them in aur4, they
>>> can
>>> adopt them.  One can keep their own store of PKGBUILDs, but the aur is for
>>> packages that it is likely multiple users will want.  If not even*one*
>>> person
>>> wants a package enough to maintain it in the aur, then it doesn't need to
>>> be
>>> there.
>> I have adopted some packages, created a few more, but I think that this
>> migration should serve the purpose of cleansing the database. We already
>> have orphans on aur4 and that is unacceptable. Migrate a package and then
>> orphan it is not ideal and we will end up having the same number of orphans
>> as we already have.
>> Cheers,
>> Giancarlo Razzolini

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