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

Blair Bonnett blair.bonnett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 16:26:52 UTC 2020

On Mon, 21 Sep 2020 at 18:14, Ian Denhardt <ian at zenhack.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently went looking for a package for entr, didn't find one, and so
put together a PKGBUILD myself.

There's a package in the community repository [1], first added in December
2018. No AUR needed :).

>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?

The Git repositories of deleted packages remain in the AUR. The AUR package
was deleted when it was moved to the community repository; the deletion
request can be viewed at [2] and the acceptance of the request at [3].


[1]: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/entr/

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