Package name conflict with retired package

Sandro Mani manisandro at
Fri Sep 13 08:46:52 UTC 2013

On 13.09.2013 09:54, Florian Weimer 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.
Ok, I guess I'll go with avl-analysis or something similar. It would 
probably be more user friendly to rename the the existing avl to libavl, 
but I take that again interferes with package mapping efforts?


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