[Fedora-packaging] PHP packaging policy notes

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Fri Jun 30 14:32:08 UTC 2006

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}.

Which is good, since it's already in Extras as php-Smarty


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