Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Wed Jul 12 20:21:32 UTC 2006

Le mercredi 12 juillet 2006 à 14:47 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway a écrit :
> On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 15:18 -0400, Fernando Nasser wrote:
> > Jesse Keating wrote:

> > All Java releases for RHEL have been done this way, by adding _NNrh to 
> > whatever the upstream JPackage EVR was with success.
> > For Fedora 3 and Fedora package a _NNfc was adopted.  Gary Benson used 
> > to have a document describing it, which I thought lived in Fedora pages 
> > somewhere.
> > 
> > There are hundreds of Java packages there, all rebuilt from upstream 
> >, shipped on Fedora for a couple of years with this EVR 
> > convention.
> Perhaps its time to revisit this. Yes, it will be painful, but the way
> that these packages are named is painful.

So you're arguing to break technical features just because you find the
current naming ugly ?

How about working on a less-ugly naming with the same characteristics

> > W.r.t. the suffix added after the upstream EVR it does not really 
> > matter. 
> If this is indeed the case, lets drop it altogether. Adding this suffix
> (and the jpp naming) is merely going to cause rpm confusion down the
> road. 

I think it's been used long enough on a packageset big enough to show
this is not the case

Nicolas Mailhot
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