Re: Perl modules in Debian that do not adhere to Debian's naming policy
Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> >> (bioperl: usr/share/perl5/Bio/Align/AlignI.pm and 858 others)
> >> --> libbio-perl
> >> Also has stuff in usr/bin/*, upstream name is "bioperl".
> > to all bioinformaticians, Bioperl in know as Bioperl and not as
> > Bio::Perl. I do not think that renaming the source package to
> > libbio-perl would bring a benefit.
> > Nevertheless, if this is a requirement, I will obey.
> It is a requirement for Perl module (binary) packages, the name of the
> source package does not matter. The package for the Bio module should
> be name libbio-perl [...]
Wouldn't be so sure about that.
As Guy Hulbert wrote:
> [...] it seems Bio::Perl is the upstream name ... several years
> since i looked at Bioperl and I was not following the thread
> sufficiently carefully. So the proper name would be:
I agree here WRT the package name.
Although libbio-perl may be sufficient since there also seem other
Bio::* modules in. Not sure if there are other non-bioperl Perl
modules in the Bio::* name space at all.
The Debian Perl Policy says:
| Perl module packages should be named for the primary module
| provided. The naming convention for module Foo::Bar is
Since according to http://search.cpan.org/dist/bioperl/ Bio::Perl
("Functional access to BioPerl for people who don't know objects")
could be called "primary module", I would go with libbio-perl-perl
even if it's not intuitive.
Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Bioperl includes several programs in /usr/bin and the package
> description also says "Perl tools [...]" (not modules). I am therefore
> not sure if it should be named like a module package or not.
> (This is also the reason for the parenthesis in the original list.)
I also suggest to think about splitting it up if the modules can be
used without the binaries, i.e. they are a real library. I suggest to
call the packages then bioperl and libbio-perl-perl. This also makes
up the non-intuitiveness of the libary package name sinc bioperl will
obviously depend on libbio-perl-perl.
Just my $0.02. :-)
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