[aur-general] [NOTICE] Dummy packages (was: package removal request v2)

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 17:46:37 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 03:04:48AM +0200, Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 11:18:00AM -0500, Loui Chang wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 09:14:35AM +0200, Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
> > > http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=115
> > 
> > What was that? Was it a dummy package or something?
> > 
> It was GCC. As you can tell by the ID, it was once part of AUR.
> Judging by those IDs in URL lines, if a package was even for a day part
> of the AUR, if it gets reuploaded it gets the same ID.

There's no point in removing dummy packages, because they will be
re-created in an attempt to track dependencies. If someone uploads a
real package then all dependants will point to the correct place.


I've updated the TU Guidelines:

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