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Re: Renaming a package


Andreas Fester schrieb:

I create a new package with the new name which will
get uploaded to the NEW queue. This package replaces the
old package and conflicts with the old package:
Replaces: oldPackage
Conflicts: oldPackage (<< firstVersionOfNewPackage)

IIRC the correct way to do that is

Package: oldpkg
Depends: newpkg
Description: transitional dummy package

Package: newpkg
Replaces: oldpkg
Conflicts: oldpkg
Description: ...

You can easily build them from any source package you wish. If you also renamed the source package, the new source packages will "take over" the binary packages, and binaryless source packages are AFAIK handled by rene (archive cleanup tool).


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