Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68091
Package file names are inconsistently capitalized.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:28:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
As far as I can see, there seems to be no particular set of rules for determing whether a package name is captialized. Compare:
* GConf and gconf-editor
* mysql and mysql-server with MySQL-Python and MyODBC.
* python, pygtk2, and PyQt and PyXML
* ORBit and orbit-python
* SDL and smpeg.
* xinitrc and XFree86
* Xaw3d and xawtv.
* gimp and ImageMagick
Administrators therefore cannot reliably predict the name of a given package file without using a specific tool, and may often assume that a particular program is not supplied with Red Hat Linux because it does not share the same name as similar programs, or the program to when it is a plugin, etc.
or cWnn, ElectrixFence, FreeWnn and GuppiMagicPoint and MADEDEV
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
A test case:
2.Try and guess the name of the package that provides pyqt (knowing that most packages that come with Red Hat Linux are in lowercase)
Actual Results: The package is called capital P, lowercase y, capital Q, lowercase t
Expected Results: It should have been named in the same was that the `python' package was.
Consistently naming packages doesn't fix a major problem, but it will mean one less task for administrators when installing packages on their Red hat Linux systems.
There are currently package naming guidelines in Fedora Extras:
This can also be used for newer packages. However, I think renaming old packages
isn't really worth the migration effort.