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Re: Reusing source package name of long-removed, unrelated package




On 2/6/19 4:31 PM, Gard Spreemann wrote:
> 
> Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
>> Gard Spreemann writes ("Reusing source package name of long-removed, unrelated package"):
>>> I understand that 3.3.2 of the policy mandates that I at least bump the
>>> epoch, but I wanted to ask the list to make sure: is reusing the source
>>> package name of an unrelated, long-removed package like this OK, or
>>> should I consider using a different name?
>>
>> I would recommend using a different source package name.
> 
> Thanks for your input. I'll wait a bit and see if there are other
> opinions before renaming the source.
> 
> By the way, is it OK if the (renamed) source package produces a binary
> package with the same name as one of those produced by the old source?
> 
I would say reusing binary package names is usually worse than reusing
source package names, in that it's a lot more likely to affect users.
Sometimes it happens anyway, but IMO it's best avoided.

Cheers,
Julien