Make private PPA public

Asked by Javier Collado on 2011-11-14

Could you please make ppa:oem-services-qa/customers public? Some of its packages used to be considered proprietary, but that no longer applies as was decided in a session during last UDS. Thanks.

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William Grant (wgrant) said :

It's not possible to change the privacy of a PPA after it has had packages uploaded. You'll need to create a new one.

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Javier Collado (javier.collado) said :


Thanks for your answer.

I still have a couple of doubts since it's not clear to me what's the best strategy to follow:

- The PPA I'm talking about is in a private team so when I try to create a new PPA in the same team launchpad tells me that the PPA is going to be private by default. As per your response I understand that once I create that new PPA, I could request to make it public before uploading any package. Is that correct? Is there a better procedure for this?

- Assuming I have that public PPA avaialble, is it possible to rename both the old one and the new one so that users don't need to learn a new PPA name? That would be really nice to avoid some confusion.

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Best William Grant (wgrant) said :

Private teams are private. They can't own public PPAs.

It's not possible to rename PPAs, unfortunately.

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Javier Collado (javier.collado) said :

Thanks William Grant, that solved my question.