[Fedora-packaging] kernel-module package naming

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Feb 22 17:05:12 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 11:54 -0500, Chuck R. Anderson wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:46:23AM -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> >> Fedora Extras:
> >> openafs-module
> >> unionfs-module
> >
> >I don't like this.  How are we supposed to refer to these packages in
> >the yum configuration for installonly?  *-module might collide with
> >other packages that aren't kernel modules (apache module?  perl
> >module?).  I like kernel-module-unionfs because it is clear that it is
> >a kernel module, and we can use the kernel-module-* glob in yum
> >configuration. 
> This seems reasonable. Is anyone opposed to:
> kernel-module-GFS
> kernel-module-openafs
> kernel-module-unionfs
> kernel-module-ati
> kernel-module-nvidia

Could we also evolve to a lowercase standard for package names ? This 
example shows a clear example of why uppercase or mixed case could be 
confusing or problematic.

Other distributions already moved (or are evolving) to lower case as the 
default. (Even though perl is a good exception where uppercase and strict 
names are important)

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