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Package deletion

You can delete any package from your PPA. However, it can take some time before the package is removed from the listing on your PPA overview page and the reported size of your archive is adjusted.

The deletion page allows you to schedule packages for deletion. To do this, search first for the desired packages, select one or more of them, input a comment, and request deletion. Deletion will affect the source selected and any binary packages built from it.

Deletion marks the packages as deleted in the UI, but they are actually removed from your PPA in separate steps:

The job that removes files from disk runs every six hours. It may take some time to remove a file from disk, depending on the number of packages referencing it.

Note: Launchpad retains a copy of deleted files for up to seven days after you delete it from the archive. Follow the individual file links in the package's Built packages section.


Links to built packages remain live for seven days after deletion from the archive

The easiest alternative to replace a broken source is always to upload a package with a higher version number and let the system automatically supersede and remove the older version. You should not attempt to use deletion requests to re-upload the same source version with different contents, as this is still prevented even after the content has been deleted.

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Packaging/PPA/Deleting (last edited 2016-09-15 14:49:03 by cjwatson)