port renaming

Henry Hu henry.hu.sh at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 17:12:08 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Vsevolod Stakhov <vsevolod at highsecure.ru>

> On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Anton Yuzhaninov <citrin at citrin.ru>
> wrote:
> >
> > Port maintainers and port commiters, when
> PORTNAME/PKGNAMEPREFIX/PKGNAMESUFFIX is changed, please note this change in
> commit log and for important ports also in /usr/ports/UPDATING. Any rename
> affect at leas some of FreeBSD users and
> >
> > Depends in our local ports was broken and I spent some time to figure
> out why.
> > It turns out, that PORTNAME for graphics/gd was changed in r324437.
> > No singe word about this rename was added to commit message or
> From the perspective of pkg things are even worse, as pkg can no
> longer detect that the renamed package is a replacement for some
> existing one. It breaks many stuff and solver could hardly help to
> resolve this in a pain-less matter. We need something like 'Replace'
> or 'Obsolete' field badly. 'UPDATING' does NOT help to solve this task
> at all.

We already have the 'MOVED' file. Does it help?

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