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

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 22 10:32:48 EDT 2011

On 07/22/2011 04:48 PM, member graysky wrote:
> 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.
> replaces=('old_PKG_name').

i'm not aware that AUR can handle renames without losing votes/comments. 
Is it a new feature ?


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