[aur-general] OK! changing a PKG's name and retaining votes/comments
graysky at archlinux.us
Fri Jul 22 09:48:45 EDT 2011
The whole point of my post was NOT about what to call packages or to
ignite a debate... it was about how to use the new functionality in
the AUR to move/rename/whatever existing packages to newly named ones.
To quote the relevant section of my original post:
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.
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Ionut Biru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 07/22/2011 03:40 PM, 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.
>>> Thanks for the thoughts!
> not again!
> stop this discussion now!. is settled, the next kernel package has _linux_
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