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Re: Source package taking over removed package's place in the namespace

Magnus Holmgren wrote, Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:04 PM
Situation: Two source packages collide in the namespace. The second
one gets rather awkward name. Later, the first package dies and is
removed from unstable, testing, and (after release) stable, but still remains
in  oldstable.

Question: Can the second source package take the first source package's
(less awkward) name, or does it have to wait until oldstable is archived?

So far as I can tell, that should be fine.

dak requires that (source, version) tuples be unique, so the new source package would need to have a different (practically, higher) version than the old one; that's not a problem in this case.


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