Bug#757256: [Debian] thrift packaging
On Di, 2014-08-19 at 08:39 +0200, László Böszörményi (GCS) wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Stephan Sürken
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-08-18 at 08:24 +0200, László Böszörményi (GCS) wrote:
> >> I'd like to make it monolithic. I don't see the reason for the split.
> >> More work to split them, when the language bindings should be the same
> >> version anyway.
> > Hmm, exactly my reasoning.
> While we agree on this, do you know any policy on how this should be
> handled? Only FTP-Masters need to adjust their data about packages?
no, I don't know of any special policy or special best practice for this
I am guessing the best practical approach is:
* Create an new 'ITP: thrift' -- it's a new Debian source package.
* Explain that it will obsolete the existing source packages.
* Explain that it replaces/continues the existing binary packages.
Then upload, and deal/fix things with the ftp masters while it's in NEW.
In case there _is_ a special practice for that, FTP-Masters will of
course bark at you and give you names ;). A risk we all take...