[aur-general] Why is there no option to delete your own package in AUR yourself?
Michael Düll (akurei)
mail at akurei.org
Wed Jul 14 18:49:09 EDT 2010
Am Donnerstag 15 Juli 2010, 00:41:13 schrieb Thomas Dziedzic:
> 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>
> >> 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.
I could take over this task. Somehow (if there's PHP and SQL). I am merely
asking if it would be accepted by the Archers ;)
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