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Re: Bug#659863: ITP: vegan -- Community Ecology Package for R

Le Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:35:57AM -0800, Don Armstrong a écrit :
> On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Charles Plessy wrote:
> >   Package name    : vegan
> New R packages shouldn't be added with a source name that does not
> match the single binary package that they produce. Please consider
> using r-cran-vegan for both the source and binary package names.


I remember seeing a discussion somewhat recently; was it
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/11/msg00433.html or even more recent ?
I must say that I am not particularly convinced, as I have seen R packages
moving from Omegahat to CRAN, or from CRAN to Bioconductor, and renaming source
packages is quite inconvenient.

If there is a need to implement simple namespaces for our source packages,
perhaps just "r-" would be enough ?  But if we adopt a naming scheme, it would
be great to record it somewhere.

Unless I am the only one to not use "r-cran-" as a prefix, or unless we reach a
conclusion, I would prefer keeping "vegan" as a source package name.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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