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Re: Bug#551275: ITP: lazr.restfulclient -- client for lazr.restful-based web services

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:31:37 -0400
> Jonathan Yu <jonathan.i.yu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Strange, I've never seen a package name with a dot in it prior to the
>> version number.
> openoffice.org* is a long list of packages that contain a dot that is
> not part of a version and then there are all the libraries that have
I think this different from what I'm asking, since in that case the
software is actually called "OpenOffice.org." In Perl at last,
packages are named like "Package::Name", while the Debian packages are
called "libpackage-name-perl." If the only justification for naming
Python modules that way is that it is more similar to the Python
module names, one could make a similar argument for
libpackage::name-perl (which is just plain strange)
> libfoo0.1 and similar (where the dot is part of a version of types but
> not 'the' version), then there are all the foo.app packages and the
Yep, that's what I meant by 'version part' -- though not part of the
actual package version, it does refer to a series (apache2.0 vs
apache2.2 for example) of packages. This, I consider to be distinct
from other packages like the Python ones.

Is this a Python-specific phenomenon, or do other packages in Debian
exhibit the same patterns?
> python-zope.foo packages.
> Seems quite common, albeit only the OOo ones are on my own systems.
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