Re: Renaming GNUstep packages
On Sat, 03 Apr 2004, William Ballard wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 03:01:12AM -0400, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> > >>>>> "BN" == Brian Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Me> In my opinion, the Right Thing here is following the de facto
> > Me> standard for application packages: using the upstream
> > Me> software's name as the package name.
> > BN> Whoever said that using the upstream name was a "de facto
> > BN> standard?"
> > Nobody said it. That's what makes it "de facto".
> As several have said, heretofore the two goals have not been in
> conflict, because the other upstream's names were not as generic as
> this. Had they been, they too would have to prefix their package names
> in some way.
I have been doing that to stuff like "reconstruct" and "quota" in the
Cyrus packages (adding a "cyr" prefix to them) since day one. The
previous maintainer of Cyrus did the same. I am not the only one doing
such renames in his packages, I am sure.
So yes, the two goals have been in conflict in the past, numerous times.
But most maintainers fix such issues before there is any need for huge
flamewars. I hope may do before the first upload of the package, even.
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