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Re: Proposed PackageRenaming guideline

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:53:59 +0100
Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:

> Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > As far as I can tell we don't have a guideline for how to do package
> > renames. Here's my first attempt at such a guideline:
> > 
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/RenamingPackages
> > 
> > Feel free to leave feedback in talk page for it on the wiki, or
> > here or in personal email to me.
> Somewhere in the distant past, we had a rule that to rename a
> package, all that's needed is a CVS Request. I'd like that to be
> reintroduced. I don't think dropping that rule was ever really
> discussed, it just vanished some day. It doesn't make sense to
> require a rereview just for a name change when any other updates
> (including things like adding subpackages and Obsoletes - and no, I'm
> not suggesting to force rereviews for all that stuff, it wouldn't
> scale!) are allowed. IMHO even a quick review on the ML is too much
> overhead for something as trivial as a name change.

I would normally agree, but I have seen a number of cases where people
got Obsoletes/Provides wrong and caused a mess. ;( 

I would like to see them get another pair of eyes on their package
before pushing the renamed version out. Thats all. 

>         Kevin Kofler


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