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Re: the .app extension on (some) wmaker apps

On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 06:10:36PM -0500, talein@whitestar.soark.net wrote:
> I'm trying to package wmsysmon.app -- but I'm not sure about the .app that
> *some* wmaker apps get -- I'm not sure if I should have the package as
> wmsysmon.app or just wmsysmon.
> The tarball is wmsysmon.app, but the binary that gets built is wmsysmon.
> I built an (undocumented) manpage for wmsysmon.app -- but lintian gives me
> a "binary with no manpage" since the binary doesn't have the .app --
> hrmmmm
> Should I leave the package as .app, but have the binary/manpage as-is
> (wmsysmon)?
>  -- always thought the binary/manpages should match the package-name is
> all.

Nope, the package name doesn't have anything to do with the binary name.
Although you have to be reasonable, just because the upstream tarball is
called wmsysmon.app doesn't mean the package has to be called that. The
manpage should always be the same as the binary. If you binary is named
wmsysmon then your manpage should be wmsysmon.1 not wmsysmon.app.1

Stephen Crowley                 crow@debian.org, stephenc@wf.net
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