procedure for renaming a package
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Sun Oct 5 10:15:32 UTC 2008
On 05.10.2008 08:09, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr
> <mailto:pertusus at free.fr>> wrote:
> I'd like to rename tetex-tex4ht to tex-tex4ht together with
> texlivisation. However I cannot find in the wiki the procedure that can
> be used to rename a package without changing anything else. There are a
> lot of information somehow related but nothing really appropriate -- or
> I didn't found it.
> More precisely, it doesn't seems to be on
> There are elements on
> but it isn't really appropriate (in my opinion appropriate informations
> should go here).
> I found nothing relevant in
> Did I missed something? If not, what is the procedure?
Google found this for me:
> Free Discussion
> * Renaming packages
> * When a package is renamed, the package owner is allowed to import the
> renamed package as a new module, mark the old module as a dead.package and request branches. Referring to the old package and the fact that this is a rename helps people know what's going on in regards to the branches.
> * Part of this policy is listed here:
> http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/PackageEndOfLife and we can link to that as a reference.
> * awjb will document this.
> Renaming a package is just bringing in the new package, getting it
> reviewed, particularly for correct Provides/Obsoletes, and then
> requesting that the old named package be removed.
That's how i remember it as well; the FESCo decision above was IIRC
changed to "review renamed package" later. But seems neither of the two
decisions were properly documented in the wiki afaics :-/
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