Frequence Asked questions about the TreeCleaner Project
Gentoo TreeCleaner Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a Gentoo Developer. Will TreeCleaners remove my package for me?
Short answer: no. The TreeCleaner project encourages maintainers to remove
their own packages. If you no longer wish to maintain a package, you should
consider reassigning it to maintainer-needed, to indicate its unmaintained
TreeCleaners are removing a package I use! What should I do?
Please comment on the removal bug (it should be apparent in the masking).
If there isn't one, please tell us in #gentoo-qa on irc.freenode.org.
If you are interested in maintaining the package, you should contact the
proxy-maintainer project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What resources do TreeCleaners provide?
TreeCleaners provide some documentation on their policy. We also provide
some tools to aid package maintainer who wish to mask/remove a package. We
have an overlay where removed packages are moved to and we hope to have a
database containing treecleaner information (package removal history etc)
Cool. Where can I get these scripts?
How to get files out of the cvs attic
Take a look at
I'm a Gentoo dev. I want to fix a maintainer-needed package.
Do I have to support it forever now?
Not at all. While the 'you clean up your own mess' rule applies, it
only applies to that commit - you are not expected to look after that
package any more.
I'm a Gentoo dev, and want to join the TreeCleaner project
Great! Please read up on TreeCleaner policy and then drop into
#gentoo-qa on irc.freenode.org and talk to antarus (project lead).
I don't understand something in this FAQ!
Please join #gentoo-qa on irc.freenode.org, or mail
email@example.com if you want clarification on any of
TreeCleaner's policies, or any decisions that have been made by TreeCleaners.
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