[csw-maintainers] Updated libiconv in testing, testing appreciated

Mike Watters mwatters at opencsw.org
Sun Jul 26 16:28:04 CEST 2009

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Hi Sebastian,
Sebastian Kayser wrote:

> Before i commence take #3, let me try to understand:
> Upstream name is libiconv, right now we have it as CSWiconv (pkgname) and
> libiconv (swname). Would be nice to have CSWlibiconv and libiconv instead
> to match the upstream name (see my previous attempt), but this introduces
> the transitory, empty package CSWiconv for backwards compatibility and
> implies long-term pkg dependency updating. Thus it is less hassle to just
> leave the package name as CSWiconv and change its software name to iconv
> (implies that libiconv as software name is dropped from the catalog)?

The best way (and AFAIK the formal way) to handle such a conversion is as follows:

1) create the package as CSWlibiconv
	1a) set CSWlibiconv incompatible with CSWiconv
2) rebuild CSWiconv as an empty meta-package
	2a) create a dependency on CSWlibiconv
3) push both packages through the normal test/newpkgs/current cycle
4) file a bug against all packages that depend on CSWiconv
   to rebuild against CSWlibiconv.

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