DeveloperWiki:AUR Cleanup Day

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AUR Cleanup Day is a bi-yearly event on the 20th of September. The next one will be in 20XY.

The AUR has a large number of obsolete packages which could use cleaning up. Post suggestions of packages below, submit them to the aur-general mailing list, or file requests directly. Trusted Users will get together and confirm which packages should be removed.

Join #archlinux-aur to collaborate and chat.

Template (Package list)


Check for the package in the sorted lists below before adding.

* [ packagename] - reason

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* [ packagename] - reason

<--Orphaned & out-of-date since before 2016-->

Possible reasons

  • does not work anymore
  • deprecated by packagename
  • obsoleted by packagename
  • replaced by packagename
  • duplicate of packagename
  • project page and sources are not available
  • "dead" project; it's very old and does not work with the latest versions of its dependencies
  • "dead" project and too old to be useful
  • project page and sources are not available
  • not needed anymore (it's for old PACKAGENAME), broken source link
  • old dev-version (cvs/svn/etc), PACKAGENAME project uses Git now
  • is it needed in Arch Linux?
  • broken links (see comment by USERNAME)
  • outdated for a long time
  • this one should be renamed
  • deprecated by upstream
  • outdated, orphaned
  • broken links, too old, not maintained
  • included in extra/PACKAGENAME
  • already included in core/PACKAGENAME
  • old beta version, broken source link, replaced by packagename
  • maintainer wrote that it may be deleted
  • dropped upstream
  • depends on packagename and has not been updated for N years...
  • development discontinued, project page deleted and current version does not work
  • too old to be useful, broken source link -- hm, what is USERNAME's opinion?
  • this package is no longer needed (see comments)

Template (TU)

For editing by TUs only! The wiki has a history so do not think you can get away with ignoring this... --Allan

Packages to Remove

In community:

Packages to Keep

Possible reasons

  • It is for compiling old stuff, lets keep it, does not harm
  • Seems to be actively maintained
  • Seems to be actively maintained, no reason to delete
  • Still useful, because ...
  • So this package should maybe be orphaned, no obvious reason to delete it
  • Needed by PACKAGENAME
  • Package has new and active maintainer
  • No reason to delete, actively maintained by USERNAME
  • No, it seems to be down sometimes, but sometimes it works again. Package is maintained and has votes
  • Should be rewritten, not dropped
  • Actively maintained
  • PKGBUILD is maintained and maintainer is active
  • I orphaned the package
  • It's not dead, it only needs some changes to work again
  • Package builds with little tweaking
  • Builds fine with a little patch in pkgrel N