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Re: changing source and binary package names


On 18/12/17 13:06, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> together?
> 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.

This seems reasonable to me.

> Can I upload such binary dummy package now when there is an older
> package in unstable?

Yes, your upload will replace the existing getmal4 binary package in the

> Should I ask getmail4 source package removal to ftp master before
> uploading the dummy transitional package?  Or should I do it after?

Probably after so your getmail upload doesn't have to go through NEW.


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