Subject: Re: difficulty from renaming packages, and how to deal
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/07/2007 19:21:22
On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 01:01:42PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Bernd Ernesti <> writes:
> > P.S. Huberts reply seems to fit better as a solution for the orginal topic.
> So are you suggesting that the "Removed" entry for gimp24 should say
>   Renamed graphics/gimp24 to graphics/gimp
> even though it was removed, and graphics/gimp not changed during the
> removal?

No, not in this case. gimp24 was in my eyes a very very very very wrong
package name, which caused me more then once to install a -devel version
instead of the release one which I wanted.

In this case gimp was updated to 2.4 and gimp24 (which was 2.3.x and not
2.4) was removed afterwards.

It should be used when we rename a package, like when the 2 was removed
at the end of a lot of packages a few weeks ago.