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Re: PAUSE & CPAN conflict between MP3::TAG::ID3v1 andMP3::Tag::ID3v1 [ILYAZ, THOGEE]

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Neil Bowers
December 21, 2016 23:00
Re: PAUSE & CPAN conflict between MP3::TAG::ID3v1 andMP3::Tag::ID3v1 [ILYAZ, THOGEE]
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Hi Ilya,

> this conflict was bothering me for a long time, but I did not know how to deal with it.

There are few niggly things like this lurking in the shadows of CPAN :-)

>> I suspect that the right way to resolve this is:
>>   drop all your permissions on MP3::TAG::ID3v1
> What is the purpose of this?  It does not look that this package may revive by chance…

PAUSE won’t let this sort of conflict happen in the future. If you tried to do it now, you’d first have to drop all permissions on the existing namespace, before you could get the new package name indexed.

But while we have any conflicts remaining in PAUSE, PAUSE and various places in the toolchain (and MetaCPAN, and more) will need code to decide how to resolve it. Right now some places do it differently. If we can get rid of the remaining conflicts, then we don’t need to worry about it.

Right now these package names are owned by the same people. But if THOGEE handed on first-come on the currently used package name, without resolving the other one, then the conflict would cause problems when releasing.

>>   delete the tagged-0.1 release from Thomas’s author directory, just so there’s no chance someone could pick up the wrong module
> I would be very happy with this.


If Thomas is ok with it too, then I’ll go ahead, and will then be able to knock one more of these conflicts off my list.


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