[Fedora-packaging] Is "ascii" a valid package name?

Martin Gieseking martin.gieseking at uos.de
Mon Oct 19 17:36:31 UTC 2009

Am 19.10.2009 19:09, schrieb Christoph Wickert:
> Am Montag, den 19.10.2009, 18:34 +0200 schrieb Martin Gieseking:
>> according to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522988#c14
>> packages shouldn't get names that are general terms like "parser" or
>> "smtp".
> The reason is outlined at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging_tricks#Use_of_common_namespace

Christoph, thanks for pointing out the page I was looking for. As I take 
it, the package should actually be renamed or prefixed.

Am 19.10.2009 19:15, schrieb Ralf Corsepius:
 > However, IMO, the better question would be: Why should Fedora ship it?

Are there any reasons against this tool or does Fedora already provide a 
similar utility? I think it could be quite handy for some people.


More information about the Fedora-packaging mailing list