[Dev] [RFC] Voting about package naming for packages modified from Arch
lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 30 04:14:50 GMT 2014
At Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:20:35 +0200,
Michał Masłowski wrote:
> > c. When forking a package for technical reasons, name the fork
> > with the '-parabola' suffix (example: patching makepkg as
> > mentioned above would be pacman-parabola).
> Not ok, as explained earlier. Doing (d) informs users that we change
> the package without adding any compatibility or upgrade issues of
> renaming and is simpler. Debian-based distros change their equivalent
> of pkgrel.
> Or is there any case of "forking" that results in incompatible packages
> that should not have replaces= or provides= arrays listing the original
Changing pkgname isn't ideal, but the Arch/Parabola policy is
generally "ship packages as the original author intended them, not as
we indent them." If we are changing the behavior of the software, I
don't like shipping it with the original name.
That said, this is the point I am most flexible on.
~ Luke Shumaker
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