[aur-general] OK! changing a PKG's name and retaining votes/comments
cantabile.desu at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 10:36:47 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.
> 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_
As far as I know, there was some talk, there was a patch or two, but
nothing was actually implemented.
"Jayne is a girl's name." -- River
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