[pkg-go] May I upgrade golang-blackfriday, golang-testify, etc. to latest versions?

Michael Stapelberg stapelberg at debian.org
Tue Sep 8 07:00:34 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 8:53 AM, Anthony Fok <foka at debian.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to package Hugo ( http://gohugo.io/ ) for Debian,
> and I am starting to package the various Go packages that
> Hugo depends on.
> One of the packages that need updating is golang-blackfriday
> because Hugo depends on some new features in the latest
> russross/blackfriday in git HEAD, and would not compile with
> the old release of blackfriday 1.2.
> Other packages that might need updating include golang-testify,
> golang-objx, etc.
> May I...
>   1. ... just go ahead and update them?  :-)


>   2. Or should I first ask for permissions from the previous uploaders?

You should at least let them know, but team policy is that we don’t
have such strict ownership. The packages are team-maintained for a

>   3. Or should I create new packages like golang-github-russross-blackfriday
>       for the cutting-edge version, and leave golang-blackfriday
>       as the stable 1.2 version?

No, but you should rename the existing packages to the proper name.
See other recently uploaded packages for examples on how to do that
with regards to Breaks/Replaces if you’re unsure about that.

> Thank you for your advice!

Thank you for your contributions :).

> Cheers,
> Anthony
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