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

D. Can Celasun dcelasun at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 13:08:14 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think renaming a package should be slightly cumbersome, and not that
> easy.
> Just one rename has the potential to create work for dozens of package
> maintainers because of dependency issues.
> Let's say that maintainers has to upload 10 updated packages per
> rename, and that there are 10 renames a day, it would be quite a bit
> of overall extra work, with some breakage and no clear win, except
> more total consistency of the system as a whole. (Of course, these are
> made-up numbers and may not be accurate...).

I believe those numbers are highly unrealistic. The package renaming thing
would only be used under special circumstances (like the upcoming kernel26
name change) and it wouldn't take any significant effort to handle. Even if
it did, such circumstances are quite rare (Linux 2.6 was released 8 years
ago) and it would be worth the trouble.

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