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From: Niko Tyni <ntyni <at> iki.fi>
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 14:04:22 UTC (over 9 years ago)
On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 01:38:13PM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> I am for renaming (plus a transitional package).

So am I, the existence of MIME/Tools.pm tips the scales for me.
FWIW, I think it makes sense to rename both the source and the
binary package in the same go.

> After bugging maintainers to change their (Build-)Depends, we can file an
RM bug
> for libmime-perl (then dummy) package on ftp.debian.org.
> 
> This would take months. I am wondering if we can use an exception from
> the policy here :)

There's no hurry with this. We need the transitional libmime-perl package
present in lenny anyway so that there's an upgrade path for the users.

Currently this would mean 30+ 'minor' (or 'normal') bugs on the
dependending packages, which is a mass bug filing. So we need an
announcement on debian-devel, which will probably reduce the number of
bugs somewhat.

After lenny we would stop building the transitional package and
raise the severity of the remaining bugs to 'serious'. I don't think
an RM bug is needed at that point; sourceless binary packages are
removed semi-automatically.

Cheers,
-- 
Niko Tyni   [email protected]
 
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