On Saturday 2016-03-05 17:40, Bruno Friedmann wrote:
I would prefer to avoid having the same name issue once again as we did with postgis2, grass7 etc. This is why I propose to upgrade our existing mapserver package to latest upstream (7.0.1) and create a new mapserver6 package [...] Once MapServer 8.0 appears in the future, move mapserver to 8.0 and create mapserver7 if needed.
Moreover having one versionned and not the other will complicate the handle of proper alternative /usr/lib/mapserv
You can always choose to a use versioned directory like /usr/lib/mapserv7 even if the package is called just "mapserv". The idea of using a package name of "mapserv" is to ensure automatic upgrade from 6->7. In fact, you can even pull this off like gcc does, e.g. gcc requires gcc4 in old openSUSE and gcc5 in newer ones.