Subject: Re: package categories
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/06/2006 19:14:08
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 06:37:23PM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
>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.

ouch, yes that sounds tricky, impossible, or somewhere in-between...

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><