Comment 34 for bug 392887

> I pretty much fail to see ANY difference between the PPA being disabled or deleted at all.

The fix in place deletes the external repository, so there's quite a difference.

Deleting the PPA permanently is quite complicated so we're doing this in 2 stages. This first stage, which is important to many people, is to get the external repository deleted while keeping the internal history in place.

The second stage is to delete all the internal Launchpad references and remove all trace of it.

The reason this second stage is hard is because a PPAs packages can be copied and shared between other PPAs so it's not a simple case of blitzing the database rows.

If anyone wants to get involved and accelerate the implementation of this second stage, patches are extremely welcome.