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Re: xorg-x11- packaging prefix

Le mercredi 03 mai 2006 à 14:10 +0200, Axel Thimm a écrit :

> Which brings us back to the question, does the prefix really imply "by
> <prefix>" or "for <prefix>". Usually in packaging practice
> "<prefix>-foo" means foo built for <prefix>, e.g. the miriads of
> perl-XXX packages, now python-XXX, too, java-XXX,

There are no miriads of java-XXX precisely because "java" is not a code

You *do* have miriads of jakarta-XXX packages because jakarta represents
the org which produces the code in question (likewise you have
classpathx-XXX packages)

I believe the perl-XXXX are close to being a cpan-XXXX synonym.

IMHO the prefix means "code closely associated to project foo", either
because foo is the upstream project or it's a well-known extension of
foo which can easily be found from foo website. But in the end it's a
packager preference.

Nicolas Mailhot

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