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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jul 14 18:58:20 EDT 2010

On 15/07/10 08:49, Michael Düll (akurei) wrote:
> 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>
> 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.
> 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 ;)

I think it would be better to just have a "delete request" button which 
would require a note why the package needs deleted so that the TUs could 
have a list they can easily access and work through.


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