[aur-general] Package clonable via git but not on the web interface?

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Mon Sep 21 16:23:31 UTC 2020

On Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:14:32 -0400
Ian Denhardt <ian at zenhack.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently went looking for a package for [entr][1], didn't find one,
> and so put together a PKGBUILD myself. When I went to submit it I found
> the git repo already exists; if you do:
>     git clone ssh://aur@aur.archlinux.org/entr
> You get a non-empty repo that was last updated sometime in 2018, and
> packages version 4.1 of the software. I can't push to the repo since it
> already exists and I am not the maintainer, but there is no
> corresponding package available via the web interface:
>     https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/entr
> I am not sure what to make of this. Any insights?
> -Ian
> [1]: http://eradman.com/entrproject/

Yeah, that means that it's been deleted. The underlying git repos don't get
deleted. You can generally just update and push and it'll be back, but you
can't in this case because it was deleted when it was moved to Community.


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