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

D. Can Celasun dcelasun at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 10:47:32 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> package.

Votes, sure. But merging comments is a very bad idea. Comments would be left
without any context and it would only confuse people. Anyway, implementing
the original way is easier (and I have limited time), so I'll do that first
and maybe I'll work on the rest later.

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