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Bug#200461: Processed: Refinement -- Package name must not begin with 'zz'

On 08 Jul 2003 19:20:46 +0200, Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk> said: 

> On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 18:30, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> As a corollary, I suppose you would want to outlaw aalib

> No, since there are lots of strings that aren't legal package names
> that precede all legal package names in listings.

>> And what happens if two different sets of entities want a script to
>> be run last?

> Then they have to decide amongst themselves who really gets to go
> last.

	Since the packages desiring the last script in run-parts would
 need to coordinate anyway, why create an ineffective policy dictum in
 the first place? Why not let the cooperating packages decide on the
 relevantr package name(s) by just appending zzzzzzzzzz's?

>> And why does one want things to be absolute forst or absolute last?

> The aim is to make sure that one can name a script such that it is
> guaranteed to follow the default names used by all other packages.

	But you can't, really, since another package may also want a
 last run script.

	Also, most cases where ordering is important, people prefix
 numbers (20Szis-pkg, 20anothe-pkg, for example), so this restrictyion
 on the name of packages is silly. 

>> Isn't this a bandaid for a proper dependnecy ordering mechanism for
>> run-parts?

> Yes.  Bandages can be useful for first aid.

	But not hard coded into policy, no.

>> Why is policy being used to substitute for proper technical
>> solutions?

> Let the technically perfect not be the enemy of the good.

	This is not good -- this is pretyy bad as a technical
 solution. An ineffective, partial, bandaid does not belong in

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