Subject: Re: package names with versions (e.g. python23)
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/16/2004 13:10:46
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Roland Illig wrote:

> Hi,
> I wonder what keeps us from renaming e.g. the package python23 to
> python2.3 to make the version number clear. (There had been a discussion
> on this topic some weeks ago.)

That sounds like a good idea.

> [ ] There are operating systems that cannot handle dots
> [ ] dots in package names are dangerous
> [ ] separating the version number from the package name would be harder
> [ ] other: ____________________________________

I don't know of any problems. In fact, for over a week I have been doing
the same with my linux-kernel packages so I can have multiple installed at
same time (like linux-kernel2.6.3-2.6.3).

   Jeremy C. Reed