[aur-general] What's the process for changing a package name?

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Sat Jun 18 20:52:36 UTC 2016

On 18/06, Forest Crossman via aur-general wrote:
>greenpak-designer-dev has been updated upstream and renamed to
>"greenpak-designer". I'd like to update the greenpak-designer-dev
>package to use the new name, but I'm not sure how to proceed. I've
>thought of a few methods, but I don't know which ones would work best,
>if at all:
>- Change $pkgname to the new name, add the old name to $conflicts and
>$replaces, regenerate .SRCINFO, commit and push to
>greenpak-designer-dev.git (current remote).
>- Do the previous steps, but push to greenpak-designer.git (new remote).


>I'm also not sure if I'd need to merge packages at some point in order
>to preserve votes and comments, too.

After pushing to the new remote you should file a merge request.

>Also, if I make a new package,
>I'm not sure if I should include the old package's git history or
>initialize a new repo.

Up to you, but you might want to.

  Johannes Löthberg
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