[Fedora-packaging] Issue with PHP Naming guidelines

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Sat Jul 18 14:00:49 UTC 2009

The PHP guidelines seem rather clear that PHP modules all require a
"php-" prefix (with some types of modules requiring additional
designations like "php-pear-").  Recently I noticed that two modules,
phpFlickr and phpSmug, were both submitted and approved.  I held off
on doing CVS for the latter; the reviewer's reasoning is as follows:

"The php guidelines not withstanding, php-phpSmug struck me as
unnecessary duplication and the same with php-phpFlickr."


In general, I think it's the job of the reviewer to point out issues
in the guidelines rather than to simply ignore them.  However, what's
done is done (unless we want to force a rename of phpFlickr, which has
already been imported) but I figured I'd ask if FPC wants to consider
ammending the guidelines to cover this case, or suggest another name
for this package.  Personally I'm not really inclined to an exception,
because we have other packages like php-pear-PHP-CodeSniffer.noarch,
php-pear-PHPUnit.noarch, php-pear-PhpDocumentor.noarch with no
complaints about naming, but also phpTodo, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin
which are not modules but applications which happen to have PHP in
their names.

 - J<

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