[aur-general] [AUR4] remove commits in aur4. how?

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 19:04:30 UTC 2015

The AUR4 does not allow rewriting history. Even if it did allow it, you'd
have to use `--force` to push a non-fast-forward change, but it is a moot
point because the AUR is set up to deny non-fast-forwards regardless. ;)

I believe the reason is to prevent malicious individuals from adopting an
orphaned package and deleting the history. (Part of) the reason we are
moving toward git repositories for package maintenance is in order to track
package history without the need for *non-official* resources e.g.
http://pkgbuild.com/git/aur-mirror.git/ -- if maintainers were allowed to
delete history, that would be slightly counter-productive. :(

We can't delete our embarrassing mistakes anymore. :-P
(Not that we could before, I guess, since it is mirrored, but now our
mistakes are on official record.)

-- Eli Schwartz

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