Please change my ID from ~evand to ~ev

Asked by Evan on 2009-11-11

I have a PPA, which blocks me from changing my own launchpad ID. Could someone please change my ID from http://launchpad.net/~evand to ~ev?

Thanks!

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[LEGACY] Canonical WebOps Edit question
Last query:
2009-11-17
Last reply:
2009-11-26
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Curtis, do you know if this is an absolute limitation - no user ID change if PPA has been published to - and if there are intentions to fix it? -- allenap, 2009-11-17 A LOSA can fix change the name, It will break the PPA. The user has to accept and the subscribers will be confused.
vashman (sunny.s) said : #1

Have you tried removing the packages and then changing or deactivating your ppas' ?

Evan (ev) said : #2

It's not possible to delete/disable your own PPAs:
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/soyuz/+bug/392887

vashman (sunny.s) said : #3

Oops , sorry don't know what was going through my mind.

Gavin Panella (allenap) said : #4

Hi Evan,

I think that we can't change your user ID if you've ever published
something to a PPA, . I don't know why, so I'll ask someone in
Registry and/or Soyuz to comment further.

FAQ #569 <https://answers.launchpad.net/soyuz/+faq/569> has this to
say:

  "... users with a PPA are not allowed to change their user name
   nowadays."

Gavin.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #5

A LOSA can force the launchpad-id change to change your URL. It will break the PPA.

Evan (ev) said : #6

That's fine by me. There's nothing of importance in my PPA.

Tom Haddon (mthaddon) said : #7

I've linked this question to the bug about this because making changes like this is currently cumbersome and error prone, but in any case, I've made the change.

Thanks, Tom

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