Subject: Re: difficulty from renaming packages, and how to deal
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/2007 10:42:18
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.