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#51 2017-04-16 01:01:57

Trilby
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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

Broken?  No, it probably never existed.  You do realize this is a 7 year old thread for a project for which the most recent code I can find is over 3 years old.  That would be pre-aur4.  I would not expect a pre-aur4 tool to work particularly well with the aur now.


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#52 2017-04-16 04:26:53

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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

This sounded pretty cool so after checking into it, I installed it. Trilby, did you know it's available in the community repo? It does say it's been 3+ years since last update.

(p is aliased to sudo pacman on this system)

$ p -Ss aurphan
community/aurphan 20140212-1
    Finds packages in need of maintainers, bug fixes and patches. Adopt today!

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/comm … y/aurphan/


hashhar wrote:

Is the AUR function broken?

man aurphan wrote:

DESCRIPTION
     aurphan finds ways for you to personally contribute to Arch.  All options produce a list of packages that need help, but only if you
     have them installed.

    Out of date packages are highlighted red.

It works for me as expected.

$ aurphan -a
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/grub-legacy/ 	84 votes                (in green)
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/screenlets/ 	0 votes                       (in red)
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/screenlets-pack-basic/ 	0 votes       (in green)

Last edited by NuSkool (2017-04-16 04:34:15)

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#53 2017-04-16 13:22:10

hashhar
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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

man aurphan wrote:

DESCRIPTION
     aurphan finds ways for you to personally contribute to Arch.  All options produce a list of packages that need help, but only if you
     have them installed.

    Out of date packages are highlighted red.

I am so clumsy. I read over the fact that it only considers installed packages. I don't even have that many AUR packages installed.

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#54 2021-07-08 18:18:04

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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

I have had a look at pkgs using Orphans button ; if you follow through to upstream of source the reason mostly they are Orphaned is that the developers of the source stopped developing and thus Arch Aur maintainers likely then also lost interest and stopped maintaining . All it needs is someone with a machete to go through the list and remove packages that are never going to be maintained by anyone ever with all their  marbles    intact, unless they have the ability to also take on the development of the source code

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#55 2021-07-08 18:26:06

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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

captain_sensible wrote:

All it needs is someone with a machete to go through the list and remove packages that are never going to be maintained by anyone ever

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Develo … leanup_Day


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#56 2021-07-10 10:35:42

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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

thanks Anarchist , i'm logged in on forum but it seems not recognized at that page you gave me a link to ; so a couple of noob questions if you can elaborate, please

it looks on the face of it that if i wanted to contribute i directly edit the page for candidate section , and would need to register in order to do that ?

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#57 2021-07-10 19:46:38

jasonwryan
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Re: Aurphan: Adopt Today!

captain_sensible wrote:

thanks Anarchist , i'm logged in on forum but it seems not recognized at that page you gave me a link to ; so a couple of noob questions if you can elaborate, please

it looks on the face of it that if i wanted to contribute i directly edit the page for candidate section , and would need to register in order to do that ?

Only staff can edit those pages. If you want to nominate candidates for cleanup, send an email to the AUR mailing list.

Also, logins for the forum and wiki are separate.


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