Package name conflict with retired package
mschwendt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 09:48:06 UTC 2013
On Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:54:49 +0200, 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) , 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
That could be documented.
It would be wrong for an old retired (!) "avl" to block that component
name forever. What if that project has been abandoned or renamed?
I can't reach the old git.fruit.je/avl currently, but the README in the
old F14 package calls it "AVLTREE", "AVLTree" and "AVL-Tree library",
and the Fedora src.rpm uses the libavl source tarball from Debian.
=> It could (should?) have been named "libavl" or "avltree".
Again related to the General Naming Guidelines, FPC ticket #336.
If the AVL-Tree project were still alive, what would happen in a new
package review request at Fedora? Would a different pair of submitter
and reviewer approve the same "avl" as "libavl"?
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