Package name conflict with retired package

Anshu Prateek anshprat at
Fri Sep 13 08:12:23 UTC 2013

Also, I guess it would be nice to have a package name that gives some
indication of what it is about (unless ofcourse the name itself is  well
and widely known )

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Florian Weimer <fweimer at> wrote:

> On 09/12/2013 10:40 PM, Sandro Mani wrote:
>  I just posted a review for avl (the Aerodynamic and flight-dynamic
>> analysis of rigid aircrafts package) [1], and the reviewer noticed that
>> it conflicts with the retired avl package (the AVL tree manipulation
>> library). How should one proceed in such situations? Does the old
>> repository needs to be deleted before the new one is created?
> Please do not reuse package names for unrelated software.  It is quite
> confusing and can interfere with all kinds of tracking/package mapping
> efforts.
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