[opam-devel] opam publish package name

Louis Gesbert louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com
Mon Aug 17 02:18:14 BST 2015

Indeed. just 'publish' sounds a bit funny but why not.

opam doesn't support renaming very well. A workflow to have it done transparently to users could be:

- create a new package publish.0.3.1
- create a new empty package opam-publish.0.3.1 that depends on publish.0.3.1
- make publish conflict with earlier opam-publish versions

This way an `opam upgrade` can pick up the name change.

We can also, of course, keep an alias.

> - Anil Madhavapeddy, 05/08/2015 16:43 -
> I notice that "opam publish" doesn't autoinstall the plugin (as occurs with depext).  This is because the OPAM package name is "opam-publish" instead of simply "publish".  Should we rename it, or duplicate the package metadata so that the autoinstallation works?
> -anil
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