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

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 18:38:49 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM, Michael Düll (akurei) <mail at akurei.org> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 14 Juli 2010, 23:10:07 schrieb Ionuț Bîru:
>> 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 PKGBUILDS on AUR.
>> >
>> > akurei
>> we had in the past a problem with an user who deleted a lot of packages.
>> he did that by adopting orphaned packages
> Okay, so let's introduce a "barrier": Let one delete packages like I said (he
> owns them, no other package relies on it, no more than 10 aurvotes) _plus_ let
> one delete packages, that he owns for _more than three months_. This way
> there's less chance that someboy "goes amok".
> Additionally there could be an "Trusted-User-Only Undelete" feature for a few
> weeks.
> akurei
I guess you could open this as a feature request if you really want
to, the problem I see is that you have to make sure the system can't
be abused. Also, someone has to code it up, and I haven't really seen
much interest in the aur website at all. Its just what I think atm.

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