Splunk Support said they would be calling me today to review the issue. I will post the outcome of the meeting in this ticket. I am curious why deleting the local.meta file, as required by the “Vet apps and add-ons for Splunk Cloud” process in the Splunk documentation (https://dev.splunk.com/enterprise/docs/releaseapps/cloudvetting/) causes Splunk Enterprise to disable the delete function.
This morning, Splunk Support said they would be sending me a meeting link to discuss this bug. The meeting was supposed to take place at 3PM ET. That time came and went and support never sent the link.
We need to move on with our app development to get it ready to migrate from Splunk Enterprise to Splunk Cloud. So I will incorporate the work around into our deployment process and wait for support to let us know when the bug will be fixed.