Re: Source package name with "python-" or without?
> On June 9, 2015 9:08:06 AM EDT, Thomas Goirand <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 06/08/2015 08:13 AM, Piotr Ożarowski wrote:
>>> [Tim Landscheidt, 2015-06-08]
>>>> Should source package names ("Source:" in debian/control) be
>>>> prefixed with "python-"?
>>> I use "python-" prefix for source package name only if the name is
>>> not unique enough.
>> I have the opposite view, and I very much prefer to prefix with
>> "python-" all of the source packages I upload, when that's a python
>> module (I don't do that for applications).
>> One very good reason for this is sorting the files when you do "ls", or
>> in your QA page, on gitweb/cgit, etc. Also, not polluting the general
>> namespace is a good idea.
> If the upstream name isn't python-*, then the namespace is already polluted. Personally, I think upstream name for the source package is best unless it's really generic.
> Scott K
I see this two ways:
* if the source package only produces a single python- and python3- package,
then I make the source package name with python- so that there are fewer names
to keep track off, and it is easy to find the source package
* if the source package produces more than one python- package and/or more
than one python3- package, then I use the source name.