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From: Per Wigren <wigren@××××.se>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Renaming ebuilds...
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 00:06:48
1 We need a method to rename and move ebuilds... For example
2 dev-perl/Mail-SpamAssassin does not belong in dev-perl... It really should be
3 net-mail/spamassassin instead.. I don't think anyone using spamassassin cares
4 that it is written in Perl...
5 Another one is x11-themes/redhat-artwork which should be called bluecurve
6 instead... Yes, that one is my fault because I submitted it as redhat-artwork
7 a long time ago.. ;) But anyway.. How about a special variable in the
8 ebuilds called OBSOLETES?
9 An example:
10 We move dev-perl/Mail-SpamAssassin/Mail-SpamAssassin-2.52.ebuild to
11 net-mail/spamassassin/spamassassin-2,52,ebuild and add the line:
12 OBSOLETES="dev-perl/Mail-SpamAssassin"
14 A user who has Mail-SpamAssassin installed and run "emerge -u world" would
15 then "upgrade" dev-perl/Mail-SpamAssassin to net-mail/spamassassin..
17 This could also be used in other places.. Example:
19 net-www/galeon-1.3.0.ebuild: (when it is released)
20 OBSOLETES="<=net-www/galeon-cvs-20030324"
23 Does this sound sane? ;)
24 Maybe it's already implemented in some way? I admit it was a LONG time ago I
25 wanted this functionality last time, but it wasn't implemented by then...
27 Regards,
28 Per Wigren
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Renaming ebuilds... Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Renaming ebuilds... Abhishek Amit <abhishekamit2000@×××××.com>