[aur-general] OK! changing a PKG's name and retaining votes/comments

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 22 08:55:14 EDT 2011

On 22/07/11 22:40, Ike Devolder wrote:
> Op 22-07-11 13:35, member graysky schreef:
>> I started a thread with same subject less the "OK! " back in May and
>> am glad to see people saw some value in it to the point of modifying
>> the AUR! Since the next version of the linux kernel is now released
>> and likely soon to enter [testing] under a new name, I need to use
>> this new feature to change the name of "kernel26-ck" in the AUR to
>> "whatever-tpowa-uses-ck" -- at the risk of exposing my naiveté on the
>> subject, I'll ask:
>> 1) What is the SOP for people to request a namechange?
>> 2) What is critically important to include the PKGBUILD?
>> My best-guess answers:
>> 1) Upload the new PKGNAME as a new package and email a TU with the
>> old/new name or post to this mailing list.
>> 2) Include a replaces statement in the PKGBUILD. E.g.
>> replaces=('old_PKG_name').
>> Thanks for the thoughts!
> I think it would be handy to use kernel instead of kernel26
> more similar to the other distributions
> red hat: kernel; kernel-smp
> debian: linux-image
> opensuse: kernel
> ubuntu: linux-image
> gentoo: sys-kernel (folder)

arch: linux

Already been decided....

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