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Re: How to move from contrib to main

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:29:24PM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
> wcslib        -->  libwcs5
> wcslib-contrib --> libpgsbox5
> Now, I found and packaged the "giza" library which is basically a free
> drop-in-replacement for pgplot. I would now like to merge the two
> source packages into one.
> Can I just do that, create a new version of wcslib that includes a new
> version of libpgsbox5?

yes, just have src:wcslib build the libpgsbox5 binary (and any other
binary you'd like to move).  You only have to make sure that version of
the binaries that will be built by src:wcslib are higher than the
current ones (and I guess they will).

Though given that you are moving from a component to another you might
have to go through NEW, and I don't know if there anything you need to
do/ask for that; I've done this kind of things only within main.

> Since strictly spoken contrib is not a part of
> Debian, this should be not violate the policy, right?

This has anything to do with that story.

> And since I would
> then (ask to) remove the old wcslib-contrib package, everything should
> be smoothly for the users. Or do I miss something?

Users should really not care/notice that a binary package is coming from
a different source package than before at all :)

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