[aur-general] what about R?
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 14:27:12 EDT 2009
On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 12:55 PM, johnea <me at johnea.net> wrote:
> Hello Fellow Arch Users,
> Ya know, we don't always have control over what an upstream
> project is called.
> Take for example: The R Project for Statistical Computing
> As can be clearly seen, the project's name is R.
> Yes, that is a CAPITAL R !
> So I've got a PKGBUILD I'd like to upload, but it produces
> a package called:
> Which includes the projects UPPER CASE NAME.
> As a supporting note, the source filename is: R-2.9.2.tar.gz
> This package built and installed nicely here with that name,
> and seems to be running just fine.
> So WHY DOES THE UPLOADED PACKAGE NEED TO BE LOWER CASE?
> I'm not YELLING, really, I JUST HAVE A VERY LOUD VOICE 8-)
> So, what does the OFFICIAL AUR COMMUNITY think about the name of
> this package?
> How do we accommodate case aversion and still spread the power and
> fun of R to the arch linux world?
> One last point to note. When searching for, or listing packages,
> with say:
> pacman -Q | grep R
> The upper case REALLY helps overcome listing a bunch of other
> packages due to the extreme popularity of the lower case 'r'.
> Any suggestions as to a package name acceptable by the community
> at LARGE (sorry, I just couldn't hold that one back 8-) would
> be greatly appreciated.
a) r is already in the repos, so your PKGBUILD is duplicating an
b) The domain name isn't upper case...
c) pacman accepts regular expressions
$ pacman -Ss ^r$
R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics
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