Package repositories

Jonathan Stewart jonathan.stewart at
Wed May 23 17:48:40 CEST 2018

Ondrej, thank you for packages!  Sysadmins everywhere appreciate them
greatly (including myself and MBIX).

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:27 AM, Jan Maria Matejka <jan.matejka at>

> 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

This is too complicated, in my view.

Do it like apache.

Leave the bird 1.x package as bird
Add new bird 2.x package as bird2

In future, bird 3.x can bird3

No need to change package names, fewest surprises to sysadmins.

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