Many old, unmaintained apps have been archived

fdroiddata

#21

I have an app on F-Droid that is affected by this issue and thus moved to the archive (https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/de.mreiter.countit). Could somebody please explain in detail the steps I need to take to trigger a new build for this so it moves back to main?

What if the build fails (which I deem very likely for a 3 year old app)? Will the old APK still be available in the archive? If not, is there any way to check in advance whether the app still builds?


#22

The old APK is available in the archive. Check the old merge requests for how people have been doing this:


#23

Thank you. I am aware that the old version is still in the archive. My question was, if I trigger a rebuild and that fails, will the old APK stay available in the archive or will it be removed?

I browsed the first three pages of merge requests but didn’t find one that was obviously aimed at just triggering a rebuild. Do you have a specific example?


#24

If you disable a build, it will be deleted, whether it is in the main
repo or the archive.


#25

Okay, so there is basically no safe way for me to get this back into the main repo. I’ll just leave it in the archive then.


#26

I just tested the build, it still works. So I’ll disable the app and try to remember to renable it again. Please poke me if I don’t get around to it.