Subject: Bug#297765: Package should be named "libmime-tools-perl", not "libmime-perl"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org