How to delete files from a depot?


#1

I have managed to upload some tutorial packages to the public depot. But now they’re just an embarrassment, lying around like empty beer bottles.

How do I get rid of them?


#2

Deletion on Habitat Builder & depot are not productized to preserve package dependency behavior for our community.

Packages can be de-listed upon request or as they become out of date, so as not to break dependencies others have upon them, but to limit new people adopting them instead of a newer build.

If there is an issue with proprietary software being accidentally or illegally uploaded, please let the Habitat team know via our Slack (slack.habitat.sh), email (humans@habitat.sh) or Github issue (https://github.com/habitat-sh/habitat/issues/new) and we can do a manual delete from the database.

For background on why deletions are not allowed, as seen in the node community a couple years ago: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/23/npm_left_pad_chaos/

We do have some open issues to improve the user experience: