[aur-general] Package naming: <proglang>-<name> or <name>
ike.devolder at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 15:46:49 EDT 2013
On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:10:44AM +0000, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> On 26 March 2013 08:21, Ike Devolder <ike.devolder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 09:52:40PM +0000, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> >> I can't find anything in the AUR guidelines article about
> >> recommended naming convention for packages.
> >> Apart, from the brief paragraph here
> >> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Packaging_Standards#Package_naming
> >> I stumbled upon two packages that make me wonder about that:
> >> 1) https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gist-git/
> >> installs straight from repo and, by convention, uses -git suffix
> >> 2) https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ruby-jist/
> >> installs from Ruby gem
> >> Am I right the latter should be named just jist
> >> and jist-git for version of the package installing form git?
> >> Or, is the ruby- prefix recommended here?
> >> Or, the former should be actually named ruby-gist-git?
> >> There is another one, same kind of tool but implemented in Python:
> >> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pygist-git/
> >> What, if any, is the naming policy in such cases?
> >> I sense, it those packages should be named after software
> >> they provide:
> >> https://github.com/defunkt/gist -> gist and gist-git
> >> https://github.com/ConradIrwin/jist -> jist and jist-git
> >> https://github.com/mattikus/pygist -> pygist and pygist-git
> >> Their implementation language is displayed in dependencies.
> > normally we have a convention about libs:
> > example: python2-yenc (this is not a standalone app but a lib that might
> > be needed for apps)
> Right, that makes perfect sense.
> > in the case of an application, for example depending on python2 the
> > recommended way of packaging is just use the application name.
> > example sabnzbd (depends on python2, is written in python but is an
> > application, not a lib)
> > so i would say your naming scheme is correct.
> Thanks, I'll suggest to rename ruby-jist to jist.
> Best regards,
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Someone did it but did notify it here. so you know it is done
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