Purging archive

Asked by Andrea Corbellini on 2010-06-04

Hello,

A while ago I've scheduled all my PPA packages for removal. The problem is that they have never been purged. I was sure that the removal script ran every 24 hours, but it has been more than a week that I've tried to clean my PPA. I've also tried to disable and un-publish the archive, but this does not seems to work. So, what should I do?

Thanks,
Andrea

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Julian Edwards (julian-edwards) said :
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Hi Andrea

Have you clicked on the "Delete PPA" link on your PPA page?

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :
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Actually, I don't want to delete my PPA. I just want to remove all the packages. I want to to this because, according to +edit, this is the only way I have to change my Launchpad ID:

  This user has an active PPA with packages published and may not be renamed.

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Best Julian Edwards (julian-edwards) said :
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Once you've had packages published, the only way to rename is to delete your PPA using the "Delete PPA" link. This deletes the repository area completely, which is the block to renaming (otherwise it would become orphaned).

When you've renamed your account, it's possible to re-enable the PPA if you want.

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :
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Thanks Julian Edwards, that solved my question.

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :
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Aaah, now I understand. I misunderstood the phrase on +edit. It think it should be reworded like this:

  This user has an active PPA and may not be renamed

Removing "with packages published", that was the part that confused me.

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Julian Edwards (julian-edwards) said :
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On Friday 04 June 2010 20:12:46 Andrea Corbellini wrote:
> Question #113463 on Soyuz changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/soyuz/+question/113463
>
> Andrea Corbellini posted a new comment:
> Aaah, now I understand. I misunderstood the phrase on +edit. It think it
> should be reworded like this:
>
> This user has an active PPA and may not be renamed
>
> Removing "with packages published", that was the part that confused me.

This bit of text was added because you can actually rename an account with a
PPA, provided it's never had packages published in it.