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Re: package name conflicts with oldstable [was: RFS: lsh...]

On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 01:27:37PM +0200, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> Technical question: Will things get messed up by renaming the
> source package now? The old lsh (the "light" or "baby" shell lsh)
> is still in oldstable - do we have to wait until sarge is
> archived?

I'm in a similar situation with the weather-util package. Upstream
(also me) releases it as just "weather" and the package installs a
command line utility /usr/bin/weather (though a weather-util symlink
is added so as not to confuse people who assume package name == what
you run). The only reason I packaged it as "weather-util" is that
there's already a completely unrelated "weather" package in
sarge/non-free (interactive fiction data in the games section). It
was uploaded once in 2001, updated by the QA team in 2004, and was
part of a mass-removal from sid in 2005 (#317416). My reading of the
removal bug would suggest that it will be automatically purged from
the package pool either once sarge is archived or maybe when lenny
is released. It would be nice to be able to rename the weather-util
package to weather, but I honestly have no idea when this will be
possible (now? ever?), nor whether it would even be worth the
hassle. Thus I, too, am interested in comments on Magnus's query.
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