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Re: procedure for renaming a package



On 05.10.2008 08:09, Jesse Keating wrote:
On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Patrice Dumas <pertusus free fr <mailto:pertusus free fr>> wrote:
    I'd like to rename tetex-tex4ht to tex-tex4ht together with
    texlivisation. However I cannot find in the wiki the procedure that can
    be used to rename a package without changing anything else. There are a
    lot of information somehow related but nothing really appropriate -- or
    I didn't found it.

    More precisely, it doesn't seems to be on
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/CVSAdminProcedure
    There are elements on
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/PackageEndOfLife
    but it isn't really appropriate (in my opinion appropriate informations
    should go here).
    I found nothing relevant in
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/UpdatingPackageHowTo
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/UsingPackagedb
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/UsingCvsFaq

    Did I missed something? If not, what is the procedure?
    <https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list>

Google found this for me:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/SteeringCommittee/Meeting-20061207

Quoting:
"""
  Free Discussion

    * Renaming packages
* When a package is renamed, the package owner is allowed to import the
renamed package as a new module, mark the old module as a dead.package and request branches. Referring to the old package and the fact that this is a rename helps people know what's going on in regards to the branches.

* Part of this policy is listed here:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/PackageEndOfLife and we can link to that as a reference.

* awjb will document this.
"""

But:

Renaming a package is just bringing in the new package, getting it reviewed, particularly for correct Provides/Obsoletes, and then requesting that the old named package be removed.

That's how i remember it as well; the FESCo decision above was IIRC changed to "review renamed package" later. But seems neither of the two decisions were properly documented in the wiki afaics :-/

Cu
knurd


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