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

Ike Devolder ike.devolder at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 08:55:34 EDT 2011

Op 22-07-11 14:55, Allan McRae schreef:
> 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....
ok sorry missed that thread then

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