Subject: Re: perl packages and the p5- prefix
To: None <>
From: Soren Jacobsen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/2003 23:51:44
On 12/30 00:06, Adam C. Migus wrote:
> I'm about to put a bunch of packages in pkgsrc-wip and a question came 
> up regarding when to use the p5- prefix.  I thought it was as simple as 
> if it builds with `perl Makefile.PL' it ought to have a p5- prefix.  
> Does anyone care to comment?

If it's a module, p5- it.  If it's a script that's written in perl,
don't bother.  audio/disc-cover is an example of this.

We do the same for python packages.  rdiff-backup, which is written in
python, is just rdiff-backup, not py-rdiff-backup.