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

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Mon Oct 19 17:29:28 UTC 2009

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 10/19/2009 06:34 PM, Martin Gieseking wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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". If this is actually the case, "ascii" is probably an
>> inappropriate name too.
>> Should the package requested in
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523799
>> therefore be prefixed or renamed even if "ascii" is the upstream name?
>> Or is it OK as is, after all?
> Well, Debian has this package under it's original name.
> However, IMO, the better question would be: Why should Fedora ship it?
> Ralf
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I think it's functions are aptly handled by Google.  That said, there 
might be offline uses, etc.  Besides, we have a whole SIG centered 
around packages of dubious utility.

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