[Catalog-sig] is there a way to rename a package?

martin at v.loewis.de martin at v.loewis.de
Tue May 29 23:57:14 CEST 2012

> Other than that, I think there's only delete + recreate with different
> name. The latter may actually be the better option in terms of being
> able to sync the change across mirrors, since I don't think the mirror
> protocol supports renaming.

It actually does: the mirrors will notice notice appearance of the
new package, and will re-download all files. In theory, there should be
a bug where they keep the old package as well, but I wasn't able to
observe that problem in practice.


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