On Monday 28 November 2005 19:36, Thiemo Seufer wrote: > If you know you are intersted in "foo", then it is easy anyway > (apt-cache pkgnames instead of search for the purpose of this > discussion): > > apt-cache pkgnames | grep '^foo.*-doc$' > > If the idea is to remove some documentation from a space-constrained > system, a -doc suffix would be easier. I disagree. Most regular users use frontends like aptitude for package management that sort on package name. For those having related packages together and sorted on language makes most sense. Thus: foo-doc-<lang> For removing you can still egrep on '^foo-doc(-.*)?$'. For me, this is a specialized use case. Using a package management frontend is the normal use-case and should be an important factor in package naming.
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