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#1 2013-04-17 21:39:27

Trilby
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[SOLVED] Any guidelines for changing AUR package name?

I have TTWM in the AUR, and I'm changing the name to Alopex.

I can revise the PKGBUILD to change the name, and put ttwm-git in the "replaces" and/or "conflicts" array, but when I submit this to the AUR will there then be two AUR packages?

There is no need for the ttwm-git package to remain in the aur as they will be identical - it's just a name change.  I don't want to needlessly clutter the AUR, so if there are any guidelines or best practices for renaming AUR packages, let me know.

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#2 2013-04-17 21:56:09

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Re: [SOLVED] Any guidelines for changing AUR package name?

The way I've seen this done is for you to upload the new package with the name change, and then email the aur-general ml and request that the two packages be merged.

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#3 2013-04-18 01:15:32

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Re: [SOLVED] Any guidelines for changing AUR package name?

You can ask a TU, I believe to request deletion of the old package and then upload the new one.


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#4 2013-04-20 00:31:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Any guidelines for changing AUR package name?

Inxsible wrote:

You can ask a TU, I believe to request deletion of the old package and then upload the new one.

No, he should upload the new one and then request a merge, so that votes and comments are carried over.


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#5 2013-04-20 11:05:59

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Re: [SOLVED] Any guidelines for changing AUR package name?

If the wiki is unclear, please edit it https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR#Other_requests

Package merging has been implemented, users still have to resubmit a package under a new name and may request merging of the old version's comments and votes on the mailing list.

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#6 2013-04-20 11:11:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Any guidelines for changing AUR package name?

Thanks karol, that's what I was missing.  It's perfectly clear, I just failed to check what should have been an obvious source in hindsight.


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