[arch-general] Network manager package naming

LuKaRo lists at lrose.de
Thu Jun 4 01:25:37 UTC 2020


there are several packages for network manager and related software in 
the official repositories. Unfortunately, they follow different naming 
schemes. Most packages have "networkmanager" written as one word:

  * networkmanager
  * networkmanager-openconnect
  * networkmanager-pptp
  * networkmanager-vpnc
  * networkmanager-strongswan
  * networkmanager-openvpn
  * ...

However, some packages have "network-manager" written with a hyphen:

  * network-manager-applet
  * network-manager-sstp

And then there is

  * nm-connection-editor
  * nm-cloud-setup

which follows it's own naming scheme of having "networkmanager" redacted 
to "nm".

Unfortunately, that makes it hard to remember how each package is 
called. Therefore there's always some guessing or searching involved 
when installing a network manager related feature. Of course, this is 
not the biggest issue of all time, but I think it's more complicated 
than it should be. Can we simplify the naming conventions of those 
packages to use one common scheme that's easy to remember instead of 
having multiple coexisting ones?

Thanks a lot in advance,


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