[aur-general] [PRQ#29045] Deletion Request for hugo-bin

George Rawlinson grawlinson at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 7 18:26:23 UTC 2021

On 21-11-06 11:32, Brett Cornwall via aur-general wrote:
> On 2021-11-06 16:05, B via aur-general wrote:
> > grawlinson made a deletion request on this package after I updated it
> > to v0.89.1, and they immediately approved their own request. The
> > community package is flagged out-of-date and is at v0.88.1.
> >
> > First, this violates the AUR community guidelines that requests a user
> > be contacted before a package is removed. Additionally, I find that
> > they are making a request and then immediately approving their own
> > request without any discussion to be concerning.
> Indeed, that's not something that should happen! Thanks for bringing this to
> our attention.

It's been brought up before, and doing it via request & request action
is preferable due to it providing an audit log. There are options to
directly handle packages, but do not provide any audit log at all.

> > I do not think you should be deleting AUR packages, unless they are
> > malicious. If they are not being maintained, then you should be
> > contacting the users before deleting them. Otherwise, there is no harm
> > in having an AUR and trusted package, as many times they be actually
> > be different or the trusted package is the one not actively getting
> > updated.
> The AUR is not a democracy! There are standards and guidelines that clearly
> state that hugo-bin was not an acceptable package in the AUR [1]. So while
> the acceptance of their own request should not have happened, this package
> should not have existed in the first place.
> Hope this helps.
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AUR_submission_guidelines#Rules_of_submission

What is the issue with handling one's own requests, specifcally?

George Rawlinson
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