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From: Julian Mehnle <julian <at> mehnle.net>
Subject: Bug#297765: Package should be named "libmime-tools-perl", not "libmime-perl"
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.bugs.general
Date: Friday 30th November 2007 01:34:38 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Niko Tyni wrote:
> I'm still not sure if it's worth it to rename, though.

Gregor Herrmann wrote:
> Considering the arguments with versioned dependencies I'm inclined to
> propose to stick with the current name.

Cost:  This would be a one-time action, and we can easily supply a dummy
"libmime-perl" binary package that depends on the renamed binary package 
for backwards compatibility.

Benefit:  Less confusion for all users searching for the package providing 
MIME-tools / MIME::Tools in the future.
 
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