[arch-general] Network manager package naming
eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 5 12:25:48 UTC 2020
On 6/3/20 9:25 PM, LuKaRo wrote:
> 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?
These are the upstream names of the relevant projects. So the "why" of
things is not hard to understand.
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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