[RFC] 1.7 Packaging: Obsolete packages

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Fri Aug 22 09:30:00 GMT 2008

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> IMHO, the replaced-by would add nothing in terms of less maintainence
> burden.  The old package still has to be tweaked in one way or another.
> The only extra work without replaced-by is to create empty tar archives
> for the old packages, which is really simple.

As I do not maintain a huge number of packages I really can't comment on
what maintainers need or want.  Certainly we shouldn't waste time
designing something that's not going to be helpful.  But I do seem to
recall that Yaakov stated early in this thread that some kind of help
with renaming/splitting packages would save a great deal of work for
him, so perhaps we should wait for him or someone else with tons of
packages to comment.


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