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Old 04-12-2012, 03:11 AM   #1
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Question About Arch orphan packages


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If a package is orphan in AUR - it means that the maintainer no longer supports it. And if a package is orphan in the system - it means it was not installed explicitly and is not needed by any other package. Right?

And are there orphans in official repos?
 
Old 04-12-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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As far as I'm aware, that is correct.

From the Arch fora: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=50869

From the man pages for pacman:
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This option can be combined with -t for listing real orphans - packages that were installed as dependencies but are no longer required by any installed packaged.
Regarding the last question, it appears there are: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ts#Orphan_Team

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Internal_Projects#Orphan_Team
Responsible for caring for those packages that no one seems to want
How do maintainers know if noone is interested in a package. AFAIK pacman doesn't send any information about its usage to Arch developers.
 
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I think you misunderstood that. The orphan teams looks for packages that no one wants to maintain, not for packages that nobody is using.
 
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Has that answered your question? If so, please mark the thread as [SOLVED]

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Old 04-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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Yeah, thanks to everybody, those posts answered the question.
 
  


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