[aur-general] Deleting packages in AUR

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 5 00:54:32 EDT 2008

Sebastian Nowicki wrote:
> <snip>

Pretending that never happened...

>> I thought that it may be better if we restricted the deleting to only 
>> devs/TUs so this con no longer happen.  (see bug 
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10527).  The question is, how often do 
>> packages get deleted from the AUR and thus how much work would this 
>> generate?  I guess it would be in similar volume to what we already 
>> get from orphan requests but this is just a guess.
> I don't think packages would get deleted that often at all. The only 
> scenarios I can think of is when an SCM packages becomes obsolete 
> because the SCM changed upstream, or as Callan said, a package was 
> mistakenly uploaded.

Callan has now submitted the patch to the aur-dev list and another that 
fixes FS#8672 (the one that prevents certain package from being 
uploaded!).  The combination of these two has cause real annoyance....


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