[Dev] [RFC] Voting about package naming for packages modified from Arch

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 30 04:14:50 GMT 2014

At Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:20:35 +0200,
Michał Masłowski wrote:
> >      c. When forking a package for technical reasons, name the fork
> >         with the '-parabola' suffix (example: patching makepkg as
> >         mentioned above would be pacman-parabola).
> Not ok, as explained earlier.  Doing (d) informs users that we change
> the package without adding any compatibility or upgrade issues of
> renaming and is simpler.  Debian-based distros change their equivalent
> of pkgrel.
> Or is there any case of "forking" that results in incompatible packages
> that should not have replaces= or provides= arrays listing the original
> package?

Changing pkgname isn't ideal, but the Arch/Parabola policy is
generally "ship packages as the original author intended them, not as
we indent them."  If we are changing the behavior of the software, I
don't like shipping it with the original name.

That said, this is the point I am most flexible on.

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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