November 2010: More links.
April 2011: Checks official packages, todo lists, and bugs.

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Did you know that of the 26 thousand packages we have in the AUR, over 44 hundred don't have someone to take care of them?

Many are out of date or don't even compile. The rest will soon also succumb to bit rot.

Chances are, you depend on a few of these programs in your day to day life. Show your apps that you do care.

Download Aurphan here: aurphan.tar.gz

In a few short seconds, a bash script will compare your installed packages to a list of packages in need, with links to where you can learn more about them.

Together, we can give all orphaned software a home.

If you are an Arch developer, you are eligible to adopt official packages. Find these formerly supported, now abandoned, packages with aurphan -p

Maybe you can't provide long term support for a package, but still want to help out. There are two options just for you. Maybe a bug is open and you can contribute a fix. Find these packages' bugs with aurphan -b. Finally, the master todo list tracks large changes through Arch. Use aurphan -w to see what packages you can make complete.

aurphan
    Without options, searches AUR
-p
    Search official packages
-w
    Search todo list
-b
    Search bugtracker

Links:

Todo:

  • Man page and --help