[ckan-discuss] Deletion of packages

Anja Jentzsch anja at anjeve.de
Tue Jun 14 18:30:32 BST 2011

Hi Rufus,

On Jun 14, 2011, at 6:21 PM, Rufus Pollock wrote:

> On 14 June 2011 18:17, Anja Jentzsch <anja at anjeve.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I wonder why even an admin is not allowed to delete packages on CKAN? If there is no reason to prevent admins from doing that, can we have this feature?
> Do you mean as an admin of the package or as a sysadmin? I'm certain
> that as a sysadmin you can put a package in a deleted state (and more
> significantly you can delete revisions and then purge then in
> /ckan-admin/trash)

a CKAN admin like me can delete every single revision and then purge them - which I did. This still leaves the package on CKAN in it's last stage (see bio2rdf).
Friedrich then put the package in a deleted state which didn't change that either.

>> There are mainly three reasons a package might a deletion candidate:
>> 1) mistyped package name
>> 2) outdated and unavailable
>> 3) misleading (as bio2rdf)
> Agreed though think both (2) and (3) might better be addressed by some
> special tagging system e.g. meta.obsolete meta.virtual (for virtual
> packages that are "implemented" by other packages/datasets)

Where is this documented?


> Rufus

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