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

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 18:41:13 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Also, this seems like more work then just asking for a tu to check out
a package and delete it.

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