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Re: [Fedora-packaging] PHP packaging policy notes



On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 09:21:29AM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 14:53 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 10:52 +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> > > 
> > >> On "Other Packages": an application written in PHP or such like should 
> > >> not have a php- prefix at all.  A Smarty package should be called 
> > >> "smarty" (following the "upper-case is evil" rule of packaging).
> > > 
> > > Indeed, this is correct. The php-* (and php-pecl/pear) namespace are
> > > reserved for items that add new functionality/modules to PHP, not for
> > > applications written in PHP.
> > 
> > Smarty is not an application in itself; it's a library of PHP code used 
> > in other applications. As such it adds functionality to PHP...
> 
> Then (in the case of smarty), it does need to be in the php namespace. I
> think if its not a pecl/pear, but it adds functionality to PHP, then it
> should be php-%{name}.

Smarty does not "add functionality to PHP" any more than libxml "adds 
functionality to C".  If Smarty was installed somewhere the default 
include_path would pick up you could make a case; but it's not.  It's 
just a library of PHP code.

joe


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