changing source and binary package names
- Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:06:08 +0900
- From: Osamu Aoki <osamu@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: changing source and binary package names
When changing only the binary package name, it is easy to do it. All I
have to do is package an empty transitional package with the old binary
package name in its new source package with proper dependencies and
upload it :-)
But what is needed when changing both the source and binary package name
Specifically for getmail upstream is moving to version 5.4 now and
Debian unstable has now:
* source: getmail4 (upstream 4.53 based)
* Binary: getmail4
* source: getmail (upstream 5.4 based)
* Binary: getmail
Here, getmail packaeg is compatible replacement of getmail4 package.
I am thinking to add getmal4 dummy transitional package to getmail
source package and upload it.
Can I upload such binary dummy package now when there is an older
package in unstable?
Should I ask getmail4 source package removal to ftp master before
uploading the dummy transitional package? Or should I do it after?