[aur-general] need advice on package naming

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Thu Nov 18 22:00:22 CET 2010

2010/11/18 Hervé Cauwelier <herve at oursours.net>:
> Hi,
> I packaged python-libgit2 but the upstream is dead. And a new Python binding
> was started by the same team than libgit2 itself. It's named pygit2.
> So I wonder whether I keep the same package but point to the new repository
> (and thus follow the Python naming convention) or I keep the upstream name
> for people to find it (and follow packages like pygobject).
> Is it more important to prefix Python packages with "python-" or to respect
> the upstream name.
> In the former, I'll write down "pygit2" in the package description. In the
> latter, I'll ask for my old package to be deleted.
> Thanks for your advice.

Your choice, but it's common practice to follow upstream. You can
upload a new pygit2 package, which would have a provision for
python-libgit2. But I can't say anything about the python naming
scheme - our repos still have both regular and pythonish schemes for
python modules. Python apps, on the other hand, can have regular

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