[Fedora-packaging] PHP packaging policy notes

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Jun 30 14:21:29 UTC 2006

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}.

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