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Re: Review Needed: sqlite2



On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 11:45 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 12:45:35AM +1000, djh wrote:
> > Why not just revert the package renaming (sqlite3 to sqlite) that caused 
> > these problems?
> 
> Because it's the normal standard for the current version of a package to
> not have a number smashed into its name.

iif the package is 100% backward compatible or if the new package and
all packages depending on it are replaced at once.

If this doesn't hold, the most simple way to work around potential
upgrading and compatibility issues is to leave the old package as it is
and to use a different name for the new one.

A less simple way would be to re-package the old package into "compat-
packages".

Renaming an already released package and continue to use the old name
for a new, incompatible package means asking for trouble.

Ralf



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