procedure for renaming a package

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Sun Oct 5 10:15:32 UTC 2008

On 05.10.2008 08:09, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Patrice Dumas <pertusus at 
> <mailto:pertusus at>> wrote:
>     I'd like to rename tetex-tex4ht to tex-tex4ht together with
>     texlivisation. However I cannot find in the wiki the procedure that can
>     be used to rename a package without changing anything else. There are a
>     lot of information somehow related but nothing really appropriate -- or
>     I didn't found it.
>     More precisely, it doesn't seems to be on
>     There are elements on
>     but it isn't really appropriate (in my opinion appropriate informations
>     should go here).
>     I found nothing relevant in
>     Did I missed something? If not, what is the procedure?
>     <>

Google found this for me:

>   Free Discussion
>     * Renaming packages
>     * When a package is renamed, the package owner is allowed to import the 
> renamed package as a new module, mark the old module as a dead.package and request branches. Referring to the old package and the fact that this is a rename helps people know what's going on in regards to the branches.
>     * Part of this policy is listed here: 
> and we can link to that as a reference.
>     * awjb will document this. 


> Renaming a package is just bringing in the new package, getting it 
> reviewed, particularly for correct Provides/Obsoletes, and then 
> requesting that the old named package be removed.

That's how i remember it as well; the FESCo decision above was IIRC 
changed to "review renamed package" later. But seems neither of the two 
decisions were properly documented in the wiki afaics :-/


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