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Bug#486368: developers-reference: please add an example of how to rename a binary package

Package: developers-reference
Version: 3.4.0
Severity: wishlist


this started at http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/06/msg00309.html.

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:27:02 +0200, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> On Friday 13 June 2008 18:22, Christian Perrier wrote:
>> Quoting Luca Capello (luca@pca.it):
>>> As explained at [1], I'm in the process of renaming the binary package
>>> cl-hunchentoot to hunchentoot to more closely follow upstream.  Since
>>> cl-hunchentoot is not in Etch, if I'm not wrong the new transitional
>>> package can be dropped as soon as Lenny is released.
>>> I'll proceed in the following way for debian/control: rename
>>> cl-hunchentoot to hunchentoot and then create the transitional binary
>>> package cl-hunchentoot which depends on hunchentoot.
>>> Is this OK?  Do I need something else?
>> IMHO, once you get a complete answer, adding this to the DevRef
>> (assuming it is not already there) could be a good idea.
> BTW, there is also http://wiki.debian.org/Renaming_a_Package

FWIW I followed method A and at least locally it worked.

As Christian, I think this information should be included in the DevRef:
the necessary steps are already there, but nothing specific about
conflict versions.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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Versions of packages developers-reference recommends:
ii  debian-policy           Debian Policy Manual and related d

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