Hi Sergei, (replying to the first part only since it strikes me) Sergei Golovan <email@example.com> (2013-09-25): > 2. Renaming tcl8.5-dev and tk8.5-dev into libtcl8.5-dev and > libtk8.5-dev respectively (the latter packages still provide the > former as virtual packages to break as few packages as it could be). > This change is not strictly necessary, but the new names follow the > common convention for development libraries. please don't. Renaming without having a reason is a bad idea, that means creating a lot of work for no benefit. (Besides having to adjust a few packages in unstable, which you mentioned already, imagine someone backporting her packages to previous releases, she gets to carry a diff because of “cosmetics”, which isn't nice.) > 3. Renaming tcl-dev and tk-dev into libtcl-dev and libtk-dev. Since > too many packages have versioned build-dependencies on tcl-dev or > tk-dev, I chose to retain tcl-dev and tk-dev packages (as > meta-packages which depend on libtcl-dev and libtk-dev). Switching to > libtcl-dev and libtk-dev can be gradual. Would adding a lintian > warning discouraging to use the old names possible? Same as above: creating work for no actual benefit. If that was triggered by some lintian warnings, just override them and be done with it. Lintian isn't here to generate work. Mraw, KiBi.
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