#889533 fixes; RM of "clojure" package in favoured of versioned names?

Sean Whitton spwhitton at spwhitton.name
Sun Mar 18 22:10:23 UTC 2018

Hello Elana,

On Sun, Mar 18 2018, Elana Hashman wrote:

> Given how much work this has generated, I think going forward it would
> be good to switch back to purely versioned Clojure packages (e.g.
> clojure1.8, clojure1.9, clojure1.10...) and RM the existing "clojure"
> package. I am hoping that this will avoid dependency breakage as we
> upload new versions of Clojure in the future.

I'm just an observer, but don't we want it to be possible for Debian
users to `apt-get install clojure`?  And leiningen should probably
`Depends: clojure` because it will work with any installed version.

So maybe each of the clojure1.X packages should `Provides: clojure`.
(That will allow leiningen to depend, though I'm not completely sure
that it will let users `apt-get install clojure`.)

Sean Whitton
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