On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 20:50:46 +0100 "Michał Bentkowski" <mr ecik gmail com> wrote: > Hi! > Recently, a funny thing happened on Polish Fedora forum. Some users > were talking about Miro but rest of them weren't able even to install > that... After some time it turned out that they tried to type "yum > install miro" instead of "yum install Miro". > So my question is the same as in the topic: should "yum install" be > case sensitive? > I haven't checked but I'm quite sure (correct me if I'm wrong) that > there are no packages in repo whose names differ in letter size. > What's more: "yum list" command is case insensitive and there's > nothing wrong with it, is there? I know that you can say that these > users I wrote about in the beginning should have used "yum list" first > and then they would have found out why things went wrong but it makes > a need to type more and more commands. > "yum install" gives a summary what packages are going to be installed > so if a user wanted to run "Foo", but not "foo" she/he could break the > installation. > Besides, pressing SHIFT key could be painful ;-) > So my proposal is to make "yum install" (and probably "yum update" as > well) case insensitive. > Just think about it :) Search is case insensitive, list is a search. However packages are case sensitive. While we don't /currently/ have a Miro and a miro, the rpm database would allow for it, thus install/removal actions need to be case sensitive. We could try for some brutal packaging policy that demands all package names be in lower case, but I doubt that would fly very far. -- Jesse Keating Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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