Package rename and new target from third-party patches

Andrew SB a.starr.b at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 18:56:36 GMT 2010


On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Cesare Falco <cesare.falco at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> a package I'm actually maintaining (sdlmame) needs renaming with the
> next version.
>
> How can I make this trasparent to the users? A meta-package would do the
> trick?

Generally, a transitional dummy package, depending on the new package,
is used. See:

http://wiki.debian.org/Renaming_a_Package

- Andrew SB



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