[Fedora-packaging] Re: to fuse- prefix or not to fuse- preifx

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Wed Mar 28 17:52:38 UTC 2007

Axel Thimm schrieb:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 07:19:17PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> I searched for a fuse solution for ftp/gmail today and noticed that we 
>> have four fuse files systems with fuse- prefix in Fedora:
>> $ yum list fuse-*
>> [...]
>> fuse-convmvfs.i386                       0.2.3-2.fc7 
>> fuse-encfs.i386                          1.3.1-3.fc6 
>> fuse-smb.i386                            0.8.5-5.fc7 
>> fuse-sshfs.i386                          1.7-2.fc6
>> [...]
>> And at least two without:
>> $ yum list ntfs-3g curlftpfs
>> [...]
>> curlftpfs.i386                           0.9-3.fc7 
>> ntfs-3g.i386                             2:1.0-1.fc7
>> [...]
>> :-(
>> Do we care about that mismatch? Should we rename the two latter in the 
>> long term just to be consistent? I tend to say "yes", so users that 
>> search like I did (yum list fuse-*) don't get taken into the wrong 
>> direction.
>> Yes, it's just a small detail, but having some package with prefix and 
>> some without is IMHO just confusing.
> Some time back there was the opposite request to remove the prefix,
> supposedly even uttered by upstream.

The real "just make it work" solution might be use the prefix and also 
provide the prefix-less name , and teach "yum list" and other utils to 
list the provides, too. (just a thought that came up, not sure if this 
really is a good idea...)

> Personally I'd prefer it to keep the prefix. Imagine fuse-ext2 w/o the
> prefix :)

Hehe, agreed :-)


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