[aur-general] question about package naming conventions

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 09:09:59 EDT 2008

> I have the gnuserv package in the aur and it's named, amazingly enough,
> "gnuserv". I noticed, however, that most of the emacs-related packages
> in community have the form "emacs-whatever".  So it would be easy
> enough to submit with the new name if someone would delete the old one
> for me.  I haven't uploaded anything yet--I just tidied up the
> package according to suggestions from more knowledgeable guys at the
> forum.
In this case I would use the replace= array for the second pkgbuild.
AFAIK there's not really a way to rename an aur package. Put a comment
on the old one directing people to use the new one, and maybe in a few
weeks we can delete it.

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