Re: the "right" way to handle caps in package/program names
On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 08:28:49AM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> I'm working on a package for ripperX, which comes in a ripperX_2.0 tarball
> and extracts itself into ripperX-2.0 directory, and produces a "ripperX"
> Is there a prescribed method for handling upstream source like this?
> Should I fold the directory name in the tarball into lowercase? Since the
> package name is going to be lowercase, it seems confusing that the binary
> is mixed-case. Should I provide a symlink? Fold the binary name itself
> into lowercase? (The same applies for the manpage too, I guess.)
Yes, rename it to lowercase, otherwise you won't be able to get the package
in the archive :) You can leave the binary uppercased, but making that
symlink would be a good idea. Ditto for the manual page.
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