Re: debmake contains namespace pollution and bugs procedure
>Christoph Lameter and I have been having a tussle over bug #7490
>(also #5682 reported by Owen Dunn).
>In it I complained about debmake's namespace pollution. Christoph
>renamed 'done' and 'ok', but left
> uscan uupdate debi debc release todo build debpkg dch and debstdo
>All these binaries should be renamed to start with a common prefix.
>I would object to the use of the 'dpkg-' prefix. I suggest 'debmk-'.
I have found the current short names convenient, but I agree that
these at least represent problems: release todo build.
As a compromise, how about installing these programs in their own
subdirectory, such as /usr/bin/debmk? That way they would not
conflict with someone else's programs, and a user could decide which
he wanted by adjusting his PATH. They could also appear in /usr/bin
with a prefix. (One entry would be a symlink.)
`debmk-' is rather too long for convenience. I suggest these
alternatives: dmk- D d
Actually, I find `dpkg-buildpackage' a bit too long also. However, I
use bash's history search, so I can effectively shorten it to `^Rbui'
- Jim Van Zandt
p.s. IIRC, `build' was the name of the `make' variant that introduced
the concept of VPATH. More useful semantics than the implementation
in GNU make, too.
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