Bug#823589: mplayer: Please create dummy package for upgrades from jessie

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Fri May 6 09:36:54 UTC 2016

Package: mplayer
Version: 2:1.2.1-1+b1

Dear maintainer:

It is customary that packages changing names should provide a dummy
package with the old name so that an upgrade makes the new package to
be installed smoothly and automatically. Smooth upgrades have always
been one of Debian's goals.

I know that this case is not exactly a "package rename" in strict
sense but a different codebase / different fork, but for most purposes
we can assume that whoever had mplayer2 installed in jessie will want
to have mplayer installed in stretch.

Ok, there may be little differences (I don't know the details), and it
is possible that mplayer is not a 100% drop-in replacement of mplayer2,
but that's what the Release Notes (for stretch) are for.


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