[Dev] [RFC] Voting about package naming for packages modified from Arch

Michał Masłowski mtjm at mtjm.eu
Fri Aug 29 11:32:11 GMT 2014

> I like the idea, but it generates some doubts for me. Our kernel is
> called Linux-libre which is the real name of the project and in this
> case, i have a question: should we keep the $pkgname as linux-libre or
> keep the same name like Arch called linux?

Keep it linux-libre.  These packages are replacements only in package
metadata, they already use e.g. different file names.

> It opens another similar question, should we follow the real name
> which we are using from the source, or the packages created from Arch?

Name the browser iceweasel, don't rename calibre, sdl, etc.

> Also, we are using mksource to create modified sources without nonfree
> stuff to build from it (eg: calibre, clementine, sdl) [0]
> Those sources aren't the same source and in this case, how should it
> be called? should has it the same name or use the -libre or similar
> suffix to differentiate between our modified source and official
> source to let the community know which it's not the same source?

Do it like Debian: keep the original package names, rename source files.
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