[aur-dev] Ghost repo?

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Mon Jan 9 14:59:37 UTC 2017

On Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:55:15 +0000
Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
> A user wanted to create an AUR package for libpng12 but found that there was
> already a repo when he tried to push it, even though the package does not
> appear on the site [1]. The log of the existing git repo contains the author's
> name and email address but there is no account with either. The last update was
> May 8, 2016. Is this a bug, perhaps due to a deleted account?
> I was going to try pushing an update to see if the package re-appears on the
> site but it's probably better if one of the devs takes a peak to see what's
> going on.
> The package is libpng12.
> Regards,
> Xyne
> [1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=221723

This is normal. When packages are deleted, the repo remains; the author's name
and email are from their git config, not from the AUR.

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