Subject: Re: difficulty from renaming packages, and how to deal
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/07/2007 10:42:18
Hubert Feyrer <> writes:

> On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> +	Removed archivers/rar-bin successor archivers/rar [jlam 2007-08-22]
> If a package was renamed, say so:
> 	Renamed archivers/rar to archivers/rar-bin [jlam 2007-08-22]

Agreed, but there are cases when the package is not renamed, but there's
an upgrade path.

There already was a rar package, and the integration of emulation/binary
support means that rar-bin is gone and rar should be used instead.

The other case is gimp.  graphics/gimp went from 2.2.x to 2.4.x, and the
'gimp24' package which has 2.3.x is now obsolete, so people with that
should move to plain gimp.