ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs merge

Caleb Maclennan caleb at pld-linux.org
Thu Apr 21 10:50:10 CEST 2011

>> or how do you foresee the upgrade path in pld if both package names just
>> dissapear?
> Some Provides and Obsoletes should be sufficient. Correct meif i'm wrong.

Yes, the Provides and Obsoletes will take care of being able to
upgrade and replace the previous package names. The problem is that
there is no notification feature for the OLD packages, they just get
stuck at an old version and eventual disappear from the stable package
set. However this is not a unique problem to this issue, it happens
regularly and even I have been known to ask on this list where to find
the "new" package name for something project that morphed into
something else.

I think your request for a spec COPY not a move/rename is appropriate.
People may still need to be able to build the original package for a
while, but work can continue under the new package name.


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