Subject: Re: package categories
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <ghen@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/06/2006 18:37:23
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 11:05:21AM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
> + create a new pkgsrc/science directory
> + invite appropriate projects to move there
> It may be awkward to look at revisions prior to the rename but it is
> do-able for the rare occasion necessary.
> Wouldn't it be possible to copy -r the package to the new location within
> the repo? then you have the entire history under the new name.
> Sure, it's not "through the front door" but seems like an appropriate
> enough action for a system administrator to do? (Caveat emptor: should
> check first if this works as I never tried it)
CVS is not the only problem. Many package upgrade tools will be confused
when packages are renamed/moved and won't be able to upgrade them.