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Re: changing source and binary package names

On 19 December 2017 at 09:12, Scott Kitterman <debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Monday, December 18, 2017 08:00:49 PM Rene Engelhard wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 01:24:08PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > It'll go through New anyway (if I remember correctly) because it's taking
> > over a binary from another source package
> No, that doesn't go through NEW. E.g. (from my not to distant memory)
> https://packages.qa.debian.org/s/scowl/news/20171020T215207Z.html didn't
> need NEW (and it took hunspell-en-us over from hunspell-en-us and
> hunspell-en-{us,ca} from libreoffice-dictionaries)

I'm probably mis-remembering then.

I don't know if it's what you're remembering, but you can't upload such a package as a DM (even if you have upload rights to the source package whose binary is being hijacked!)