[Fedora-packaging] Issue with PHP Naming guidelines

Christopher Stone chris.stone at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 17:06:51 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Tim Jackson<lists at timj.co.uk> wrote:
> On 18/07/09 15:00, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>> 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."
> I can see the point, but I agree think we should leave the guidelines as is.
> php-phpFlickr *does* sound a bit clumsy, but at least it's consistent.
> Otherwise, if I saw phpXXX in a package listing, I would think it's an app
> like phpMyAdmin, rather than a library.

I don't know if the guidelines would strictly allow for it, but it
seems php-Smug, php-Flickr would be an acceptable compromise.


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