[aur-general] Deleting packages in AUR

Callan Barrett wizzomafizzo at gmail.com
Thu May 29 05:06:19 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> At the moment anyone can delete a package they maintain from the AUR.  This
> seems to be being exploited by an evil minority to remove packages that have
> been orphaned.  e.g. http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=373831
> 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.
> Anyway, pressh suggested I post this here so all TUs would see it.
> Allan

I've always liked this idea, I see no reason for a package being
deleted except for the rare case of one being done by mistake which
can be easily fixed by notifying the ML.

Callan Barrett

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