[aur-general] Possible to switch the votes/comments for two packages?

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Sun Dec 8 07:55:42 EST 2013

On 8 December 2013 19:17, member graysky <graysky at archlinux.us> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM, Felix Yan <felixonmars at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just had a look, but now 'mprime' also has comments for itself. So I'd suggest to merge mprime-bin (with its votes/comments) to mprime, then you just re-upload the mprime-bin package. Please let me know if this is ok so I proceed, or maybe a better approach? :D
> Hi Felix.  If you do that, and I then reup mprime-bin, won't that mean
> all the votes will be with the mprime package?  That is not a
> reflection of reality.  The votes/comments should stay with the
> mprime-bin package.  What do you think?

Your mistake was to update the mprime package before requesting a
merge. You were probably not aware of the merge functionality that TUs
have access to. The merge is one way -- meaning, you can't copy and
retain data for reuse more than once.

Now, your original package has new comments that are only relevant
since the update. Your mprime-bin is a loner at this point. Barring
intervention from an AUR developer, you have to sacrifice data of
either one of the packages. For -bin:

1. Backup mprime
2. Merge mprime into mprime-bin
3. Delete non-relevant comments from mprime-bin
4. Reupload mprime from backup

This should work to retain mprime-bin's data, but I'm not intricately
familiar with the process. Unfortunately, you can't remove
non-relevant votes (but you can tell others to remove theirs).

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