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Re: package naming

"Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@debian.org> writes:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 03:15:19PM -0400, Deedra Waters wrote:
>  > I've been working on the package "kernel-patch-speakup" which has a
>  > source package called speakup-cvs and produces the binary called
>  > kernel-patch-speakup_20021221-1_all.deb, well, there is a stable
>  > version of speakup that I'd like to package  and have it keep the
>  > kernel-patch-speakup name. This source package is called speakup, and
>  > produces a similar binary called "kernel-patch-speakup_1.5-1_all.deb"
>  > The problem currently is that the new source package produces a
>  > binary package which already exists, and is generated by a different
>  > source package
>  I am not sure I understand why that's a problem.  The only thing you
>  have to take into account is adding an epoch to the new
>  kernel-patch-speakup,

Sure, the epoch is of course necessary.  What I am wondering about is how
katie will react if a source package is uploaded which produces a binary
package which is already produced by another source package.

I.e., is there any thing one would need to be careful about, or
does this Just Work?

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