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Re: Package renaming: "When to move the git repository?" and other questions


gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:15:43 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > * Which is the proper moment to move our git repository from
> >   packages/ack-grep.git to packages/ack.git?
> When the source package gets renamed, IMO.

... already when this is done in experimental (e.g. soon ;-), or when
this done in unstable (after the Jessie release)?

OTOH, if we both rename source and binary package, we can upload the
change to unstable already as those packages won't interfere archive-
and testing-wise (just dependency-wise)...

But then again, I'd still keep 2.15_01 in experimental as it's a kind
of beta version. Hrm...

> > * Which is the proper moment to reassign all potentially open bugs
> >   from ack-grep to ack? (Currently a philosophical question as there
> >   are currently no open bug reports against ack-grep. But I still
> >   wonder about it. :-)
> When the new source/binary package(s) enter the archive, IMO.

Same question as above: ... already when this is done in experimental
(e.g. soon ;-), or when this done in unstable (after the Jessie

> > * Given the questions above: Shall we rename both, binary and source
> >   package or only the binary package?
> Both please.


> >   The latter would have the advantage that we don't have to rename our
> >   ack-grep git repository, but would clearly add confusion wrt. why
> >   the source and binary package names are not the same.
> Right, I always hate it when I want to "dpt co $pkg", where $pkg in
> the clipboard is the binary package, and then there's no such source
> package and I have to go hunting for it.

Hehe, yeah. I though sometimes see a reason for doing that. (We
currently have a similar same discussion over at the brand-new
pkg-lynx[1] with regards to lynx vs lynx-cur[2]. :-)

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=773942#50
[2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-lynx-maint/Week-of-Mon-20150209/000013.html

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