[aur-general] Why is there no option to delete your own package in AUR yourself?

Ionuț Bîru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 17:10:07 EDT 2010

On 07/14/2010 11:54 PM, Michael Düll (akurei) wrote:
> Hello fellow Archers!
> I wonder why there's no option to delete your own package from AUR.
> Some users pointed out, that there once was too much abusive behaviour. I
> can't think of a way how this could be abused, if you are only allowed to
> delete your _own_ uploaded packages, except one: If there's many users (and
> OTHER packages from AUR that rely on that perticular package [eg bin32-wine
> relies on lib32-libldap from AUR]), and you delete it, thus breaking
> dependencies.
> My proposal is: Allow people to delete their own AUR packages if a) No other
> AUR package depends on it and b) if there's less than 10 people "using" it
> (aurvote). This way it would be easy to delete a faulty package without first
> asking on the list and it would hopefully encourage more people to try and put
> akurei

we had in the past a problem with an user who deleted a lot of packages. 
he did that by adopting orphaned packages


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