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

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 10:48:05 EDT 2011

> Possible, but is it really necessary? How is this different than the
> original approach (TU changes the name, maintainer updates the PKGBUILD) ?

With this approach it is much easier to implement a transition period
when the other packages can update their dependencies. Assume that the
package foo is to be renamed to bar, but the package baz depends on
foo. Maintainer of foo can upload a new package bar and notify the
maintainer of baz to update the dependency. When the depends array in
baz is corrected to refer bar instead of foo, the package foo can be
deleted and its votes transfered to bar.

If the the rename is done in place this would not be possible.
Therefore I support Evangelos' idea rather than in place rename.


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