Re: What to do if the source name of a package changes
On 2010-03-02 11:14 +0100, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:10:59 +0100, Gregor Jasny wrote:
>> To be consistent with upstream I changes the package source name to v4l-utils.
>> But what actions do I have to take to take to replace libv4l with
>> v4l-utils in the archive?
I don't think this applies here, because Gregor wants to rename the
*source* package (and probably add a new binary package v4l-utils).
The developer's reference states this in § 5.9.2:
| There is one exception when an explicit removal request is not
| necessary: If a (source or binary) package is an orphan, it will
| be removed semi-automatically. For a binary-package, this means
| if there is no longer any source package producing this binary
| package; if the binary package is just no longer produced on some
| architectures, a removal request is still necessary. For a
| source-package, this means that all binary packages it refers to
| have been taken over by another source package.
So, assuming that the new source package still produces all the binary
packages that libv4l did, no special action is necessary.
There is a downside to this renaming though: the history in the PTS
will be truncated.