[arch-dev-public] Kernel module package naming convention?

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Fri Aug 30 17:31:06 EDT 2013

Forwarding a message from Peter Wu, with my reply

On 2013-08-30 20:08 +0200
Peter Wu wrote:

>On Friday 30 August 2013 17:13:26 Xyne wrote:
>> Given that libraries and modules for programming languages and other
>> applications follow a naming scheme that includes the target application's
>> prefix in the package name (python-foo, aspell-foo, etc.), it would be
>> consistent to do the same with kernel modules, e.g. "linux-foo".
>"kmod-foo" makes more sense since it's about kernel modules and not a whole 
>kernel such as "linux-ck".
>PS. I am not allowed to post to the public list, please forward with comments 
>as needed.

I agree that "kmod-" is likely a better prefix. "linux-" was just a starting
point and I hadn't given it much thought.


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