Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Jul 12 20:34:02 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 12 July 2006 16:14, Fernando Nasser wrote:
> Versions in package names?  The namespace will explode in no time, no
> history, imagine adding new packages all the time to the bug repository
> lists, and so on.  Huge implications.

But now we have upstream versions in downstream releases and release namespace 
is exploading.  So putting it in the name is wrong, putting it in version is 
wrong, putting it in release is wrong, that leaves Provides.  It seems to me 
that the only REAL reason for having the jpp in the nevr is for user 
visibility, which could be accomplished by rpm -q --provides.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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