Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481235
Naming conventions: rename MySQL-python to python-MySQLdb
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:21:12 EDT
In the interest of naming consistency, I'd like to suggest doing the rename from MySQL-python to python-MySQLdb. This gives us the "python-" prefix and the actual name of the importable library ("import MySQLdb") in the package name.
Consider it a minor end-user convenience to make things sort cleanly and searching just a touch easier.
Hmm ... I'm inclined to think that changing the package name will create more confusion than it eliminates. Also, MySQL-python *is* what the upstream tarball is named, so changing would violate at least as many package naming guidelines as it complies with ...
There are myriad packages that don't match their tarball names (I just went through this with all the pylons dependencies like beaker, routes, and webhelpers). Given the unequivocal nature of the standard:
I think renaming it to fit the python-$NAME convention is something that should be eventually undertaken. It shouldn't be too hard, given the advice here:
What that guideline says "unequivocally" is that packages that already have "py" in the name do not need tp be renamed. So I don't think it's compelling me to do anything.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I'm still unconvinced that renaming this package is a good idea. Closing as WONTFIX.