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

Александр Фролушкин hokum at mail.ru
Fri Jul 16 09:19:24 EDT 2010

 16.07.2010 19:58, Michael Düll (akurei) пишет:
> Am Donnerstag 15 Juli 2010, 00:54:56 schrieb Thomas Dziedzic:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Allan
>> +1 for this idea
> I like this idea, too.
Maybe, orphan request as a button too?

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