Renaming a Port

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Dec 13 08:42:40 PST 2007

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 10:31:01AM -0500, Steven Kreuzer wrote:
> Greetings-
> I am the maintainer of the mysqltoolkit port. Recently, the project 
> underwent a name change and is now maatkit.
> The application has also undergone some updates so I would like to update 
> the port to the latest version.
> While I am sure I am not the first person to ever have this problem, its a 
> new one for me so I figured I would ping the
> list and see what people have to say.
> Is this the best way to go about this?
> 1) Have someone mark mysqltoolkit as DEPRECATED
> 2) Take my port, rename it to maatkit and make the changes necessary to the 
> Makefile, etc
> 3) Submit the port and have it checked in.
> However, do I need to provide some sort of migration path for existing 
> users of mysqltoolkit? Is that even possible?
> If so, how do I go about doing it.
> Any advice or guidance is greatly appreciated.

The MOVED file exists for this very reason.  You will need to submit an
update that changes the current port to the new name and adds an entry
to MOVED.  A repocopy will be performed to copy the history of the port
to the new location.  Once that's done, the changes will be applied to
the new copy, the entry added to MOVED, and the old port removed.

-- Brooks
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