Need a username change

Asked by Andrew on 2009-10-02

Please can you change my username on launchpad from




Thank you very much :-)

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20091005 leonardr Please delete rugby471's PPA so user can rename account.
Leonard Richardson (leonardr) said : #1

To change your username we'll need to delete your PPA. Please respond confirming that this is OK, and we'll delete your PPA. Then you'll be able to change your own username.

Andrew (and471) said : #2

Yes this is fine, please delete it

Andrew (and471) said : #3

Is anything happening as regards to this?

Steffan Wood suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #53: “How do I change my Launchpad ID (also known as your account name)?”.

Andrew (and471) said : #5

I cannot rename my username as I have a PPA which needs to be deleted.

Steve McInerney (spm) said : #6

launchpad_prod_3=# DELETE FROM archive where owner = (SELECT id from person where name = 'rugby471') and name = 'ppa';
ERROR: update or delete on table "archive" violates foreign key constraint "archivedependency_archive_fkey" on table "archivedependency"
DETAIL: Key (id)=(1569) is still referenced from table "archivedependency".

Must chase with soyuz.

Steve McInerney (spm) said : #7

Alas, it would appear we can't change names on accounts with active PPAs at this point in time.
Have linked to the relevant bug report, and will mark this request as "Needs Info Request" to highlight it till the bug actually gets resolved.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #8

Users can delete PPAs now and the user changed his name.

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