Bug#433143: ITP: bzr-rebase -- Rebase plugin for Bazaar
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 19:56:05 +0200, Adeodato Simó <email@example.com> said:
> * Manoj Srivastava [Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:11:45 -0500]:
>> > * Create a 'bazaar' package which is a metapackage depending on
>> > bzr,
>> > recommending key plugins, and suggesting others.
>> This would be a bug. While I understand you prefer the bzr VCS over
>> Arch, I see no justification for imposing your likes and dislikes
>> over users happily using baz as their version control system. I
>> would be most annoyed if baz would have been replaced by bzr on my
>> systems if the sysadmin dude did not notice the change.
> Well, the issue at hand is that the upstream authors of Bazaar 1.x
> have renamed it to "baz", and given away their name to some other
> project (bzr). Sooner or latter the packages will have to reflect
Oh, certainly. Renaming a package, and providing an upgrade
path, are simple procedures we have tonnes of examples of, and should
be relatively straight forward to implement.
So, in lenny, the name can change from bazaar to baz; leaving
the package name bazaar vacant in lenny + 1.
The fact that bzr now wants the name bazaar can be treated like
any other name conflict -- bzr wants a name that is currently used by
baz; and the process I outlined above would allow baz to let go of the
name; and bzr gain it, in time for lenny + 1.
Prior to that, I don't think there is a sane way for bzr to take
over the name currently used by baz -- but I am willing to listen to
any working transition plan.
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." George
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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