[Pkg-fonts-devel] Q: dummy package for transition

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Fri Jul 29 10:13:26 UTC 2011

On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:57:36 +0200
Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> >  * Do we need dummy package for smooth transition?
> I think we do need it, yes. At least from my understanding of whatever
> wiki page explains how to do transitions..:-)

 Okay, just adding "Provides: old-package" is not enough, it keeps compatibility 
 but doesn't cause any upgrade. I'll add it for the packages that I did.

 And how about "Provides: old-package"? If we don't set this, would it cause
 any trouble?

> >  * The dummy package says "Section: oldlibs", is it true? It's not library.
> This is a convention (also from my understanding). It helps in keeping
> the archive clean as, from time to time, packages in this section can
> be processed and checked if they are still needed.



 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/org

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