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

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 1 12:48:32 EDT 2011

On 1 June 2011 23:36, Jakob Gruber <jakob.gruber at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/01/2011 05:26 PM, D. Can Celasun wrote:
>> Actually, it is still possible. Here's how it'd work:
>> - TU changes package name from foo to bar.
>> - This automatically triggers an out-of-date notification (and an
>> explanation comment) for all packages that depend on foo.
>> - Everyone updates their packages to reflect the changes.
>> Now all votes, comments and even notification lists are preserved without
>> doing a single database query. I really don't think it gets more KISS than
>> that.
> I beg to differ. The way it is right now is way more KISS.
> So far, my favorite suggestion is either 1) creating a way to transfer votes
> and comments or 2) keeping everything as it is.

How about marking a checkbox upon upload where it would present a text
box to rename from an older package to the current one?

x Rename package from |________________|

If this from field MATCHES the pkgname being submitted then as usual
nothing would be done (submission as usual as if nothing had been
marked; package would be created if it does not exist).

If it does NOT MATCH, then a rename function (such as the one this
patch demonstrates) would be applied to that older pkg and then the
submission continues. Of course, the older package must be owned by
the currently logged in user. If the older pkg entered does not exist
in the db then the submission fails. If a package gets wrongly renamed
then the user can go through the same steps to rename that. No TU
involvement here.


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