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

Martin Gieseking martin.gieseking at uos.de
Tue Oct 20 15:15:03 UTC 2009

Am 19.10.2009 19:15, schrieb Ralf Corsepius:
> On 10/19/2009 06:34 PM, Martin Gieseking wrote:
>> 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.

Sorry for bothering again. I'm still not sure whether renaming of 
package "ascii" is required or just recommended. Does Ralf's remark 
about Debian indicate that Fedora could ship the package under its 
original name too? I'm a bit confused. :)


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