Request space / package move for kde3-maintainers PPA

Asked by Timothy Pearson on 2009-03-17

I would like to move all of the KDE3.5 packages from my personal PPA to the new kde3-maintainers team PPA, but I can't do this yet because the kde3-maintainers PPA is too small.

Can you increase the size of the kde3-maintainers PPA to the same as my personal PPA? If I am eating up too much space on Launchpad you can shrink my personal PPA back down to normal after I move the KDE3.5 packages over to kde3-maintainers.


Timothy Pearson

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Once you've copied the packages to your team PPA you can just delete the ones in your own, then they'll be removed from the published archive.

But let's wait for an admin to increase your limit first :)

Timothy Pearson (kb9vqf) said : #2

I've been trying to copy my packages over to the team PPA (to see if the space has been increased or not), but I keep getting this error:

Timeout error

Sorry, something just went wrong in Launchpad.

We’ve recorded what happened, and we’ll fix it as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Trying again in a couple of minutes might work.

(Error ID: OOPS-1175B121)

Any ideas? :-)

Celso Providelo (cprov) said : #3


Select less packages to be copied, we have serious performance problems with that page. It's actually a lot of checks to do for each package being copied.

It will probably get too boring, at this point you might consider writing a script using the launchpad API for copying your stuff. Check the API guide at and try something along these lines:

    from_archive =
    to_archive = launchpad.people['kde3-maintainers'].archive
    sources_to_be_copied = ['x', 'y', 'z']
    print to_archive.syncSources(

Timothy Pearson (kb9vqf) said : #4

Hi Celso,

Well, that page is not allowing me to copy kdebase-kde3 due to its size (I get the same timeout error with only that package selected). I want to copy the binaries, not rebuild them, so as to save my users significant bandwidth. If I write an API script, will it bypass these performance problems?

Timothy Pearson (kb9vqf) said : #6

OK, must have been a temporary glitch then.