[Pkg-openldap-devel] Source package name
vorlon at debian.org
Fri Dec 21 06:09:08 UTC 2007
On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 09:47:58PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Currently the source package name is openldap2.3. Are we renaming it?
> And if so, are we renaming it to openldap2.4 or just back to openldap?
> I'd rather get rid of the version number, since I don't think we really
> need to keep multiple versions of OpenLDAP in the archive at the same
> time, but maybe I'm being short-sighted about future possible library
I've always disliked the idea that the source package name has to change for
every new upstream version; it screws with our ability to track bugs
sourcefully in the BTS, it makes it harder to track changes in VCSes, and it
causes confusion in the Debian archive (testing propagation, unbuildable
source packages that are an action item for manual cleanup, etc).
So I've not bothered with changing the source package name yet, even though
the name is obviously misleading with the current version number. I figured
once we had a version of 2.4 that had reached testing we could rename the
source to openldap2 - not sooner, because taking back the openldap2 package
name means libldap2 suddenly becomes a "Not Built from Source" binary.
If we name it "openldap" instead we could make that change immediately, with
the tradeoff that we lose all bug history from *both* the openldap2 and
openldap2.3 source packages...
> On a related note, should I fix the Vcs header in debian/control to point
> to just trunk and not trunk-2.3?
Yes please :)
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