[aur-general] Invisible packages? Can't find in aurweb but avaliable on git

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 19:20:54 UTC 2016

On 03/22/2016 02:26 PM, Tyler wrote:
> Hi All,
> I recently noticed an update for the jbidwatcher package. I could not
> find the package using the aur web interface, so I proceeded to get the
> package off of an AUR 3 backup (in addition to there being a new version
> the license had also changed), and then updated the PKGBUILD. When I
> went to push to git, though, remote rejected my push. I then git cloned
> the package and found that the AUR3 package was hidden from the AUR web
> interface, but available on git.
> Is this normal? Should I harass the original maintainer of the AUR 3
> package, or can someone unlock the package on the aur so I can push to
> it?
> Thanks,
> Tyler

It means that for whatever reason the package was deleted from the AUR.

The git repos of deleted AUR packages are not purged, and you should be
able to clone and repush to restore the package. (I assume your push was
rejected because it was a force-push over the contents of the previous
history -- which is a no-no. ;))

But the question is, why was it deleted to begin with? I tried searching
the aur-requests list and couldn't find mention of the package. :(

Eli Schwartz

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