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They don't coexist happily. It's impossible to say definitively which
one you'll get when you emerge appname if appname exists in two
On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 05:42:43PM -0600, Dave Nellans wrote:
> do we have an established naming policy for ebuilds, and where can i
> find it?
> my gripe is that when i submitted the ebuild for a program named "balsa"
> (under app-sci/tbass) several devs told me i could not name it balsa
> because the gnome email client balsa already uses that name. i believed
> that is why apps were listed under app-sci, dev-db, etc... which is why
> this structure existed in the first place. i was told however this was
> not so and that this wasn't allowed. in the end the ebuild was called
> tbass which is very non-intuitive having a ebuild named something very
> dissimilar to its common name.
> all was fine untill i went to install ocaml and did emerge -s ocaml only
> to find there are TWO packages named ocaml that co-exist seemingly
> happily in different categories. this brings back my original question
> of if we have a specific naming policy or if some of the dev's are
> mistaken about things.
> if we don't have a naming policy yet, should we? it seems as if naming
> issues are becoming more significant now that the number of packages in
> portage continues to grow.
> any thoughts?
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