Package repositories

Jan Maria Matejka jan.matejka at
Wed May 23 16:27:43 CEST 2018


> On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:05 PM Ondrej Zajicek <santiago at <mailto:santiago at>> wrote:
>     We plan to have some transition in packages to keep both 1.6 and 2.0 as
>     independent packages in repository without automatic update, similarly to
>     how grub->grub2 transition was done in Debian.
On 05/23/2018 03:54 PM, Olivier Cochard-Labbé wrote:
> ​Hi,
> I need to rename the FreeBSD port name too because right now we've got:
> - net/bird : bird 1.X branch
> - net/bird-devel: bird 2.X branch
> Do you have an idea for the most appropriate port name ?
> - net/bird1 and net/bird2
> - Or net/bird-legacy (for 1.X branch) and net/bird (for 2.X branch)
> - Or other idea ?

I suggest this way:
1) rename bird -> bird-legacy and bird-devel -> bird2
2) keep this for quite a long time to let users manually change from bird-legacy
to bird2 (one whole release cycle?) and not force them into upgrade
3) rename bird2 -> bird
4) drop bird-legacy when we stop supporting it


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