[aur-general] [PATCH 1/1] TUs can change package names

Evangelos Foutras foutrelis at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 10:27:23 EDT 2011

On 1 June 2011 17:23, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 June 2011 17:03, D. Can Celasun <dcelasun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Possible, but is it really necessary? How is this different than the
>> original approach (TU changes the name, maintainer updates the PKGBUILD) ?
> The main advantage is that the new package gets uploaded before the
> name change, meaning there won't be a mismatch between pkgname in the
> PKGBUILD and the name displayed on the web interface. It's just a more
> consistent way to handle renames.

One more use case covered by the comment/vote transfer is when there
are two very similar packages, both with votes and comments, and we
decide to remove one but keep the other. We could optionally move the
votes and comments from the package being removed to the remaining

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