tag 467102 + patch thanks Heya, LI Daobing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > in the first paragraph of Debian Developer's Reference 5.9.3. I think the > new name should also provide the obsolete name, it should be changed to . [...] >  > When you make a mistake naming your package, you should follow a two-step > process to rename it. First, set your debian/control file to replace, > conflict with and provide the obsolete name of the package (see the Debian > Policy Manual for details). // snip Here's a complete patch for this issue. Please review: Index: pkgs.dbk =================================================================== --- pkgs.dbk (revision 5223) +++ pkgs.dbk (working copy) @@ -1339,14 +1339,20 @@ <section id="s5.9.3"> <title>Replacing or renaming packages</title> <para> -When you make a mistake naming your package, you should follow a two-step -process to rename it. First, set your <filename>debian/control</filename> file -to replace and conflict with the obsolete name of the package (see the <ulink -url="&url-debian-policy;">Debian Policy Manual</ulink> for -details). Once you've uploaded the package and the package has moved into the -archive, file a bug against <literal>ftp.debian.org</literal> asking to remove -the package with the obsolete name. Do not forget to properly reassign the -package's bugs at the same time. +When the upstream maintainers for one of your packages chose to +rename their software (or you made a mistake naming your package), +you should follow a two-step process to rename it. In the first +step, change the <filename>debian/control</filename> file to +reflect the new name and to replace, provide and conflict with the +obsolete package name (see the <ulink url="&url-debian-policy;"> +Debian Policy Manual</ulink> for details). Please note that you +should only add a <literal>Provides</literal> relation if all +packages depending on the obsolete package name continue to work +after the renaming. Once you've uploaded the package and the package +has moved into the archive, file a bug against <literal> +ftp.debian.org</literal> asking to remove the package with the +obsolete name (see <xref linkend="removing-pkgs"/>). Do not forget +to properly reassign the package's bugs at the same time. </para> <para> At other times, you may make a mistake in constructing your package and wish to Marc -- BOFH #409: The vulcan-death-grip ping has been applied.
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