Re: Debian package transition: Rename package and reuse old name with new content
>I'm not sure of the transition policies when handling transitions on
>testing and unstable only (ie: not involving stable).
>But that should ensure there is no breakage between package in the archive.
if you are just renaming a package,, and the reverse-deps are not too many,
better avoid transitional packages, ask for a transition slot on release.d.o,
open bugs (MBF?) with patches, and raise to serious once RT acks the transition.