Subject: Re: Renaming audio/musicpd to audio/mpd ?
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/2005 06:30:50
On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 10:07:51PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 04:59:35PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 08:44:55AM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > > On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 04:16:16PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > > > It's annoyed my for a while that the package for the mpd program is
> > > > called "musicpd". However, it's also been pointed out to me that "mpd"
> > > > is a FreeBSD port for a multi-link ppp daemon program.
> > > >
> > > > Usually when I look for a program on pkgsrc I start with
> > > > "ls pkgsrc/*/*prog*", and this could lead to people to believe that
> > > > there's no package for mpd.
> > >
> > > Other people may start looking for pkgsrc/*/musicpd, and will not find it
> > > if it's renamed to mpd. :-) The website is called www.musicpd.org...
> > Hm... then the package name should stay musicpd, and the binary it creates
> > should be renamed to that, too.
> It seems like it may be best to leave the package name as "musicpd". As
> I mentioned, this was more an annoyance than anything else. I might
> however add the program name (mpd) to the COMMENT line once the pkgsrc
> freeze is over.
> However, I'm strongly against renamed the installed binary - nowhere is
> it referenced on the www.musicpd.org website or in any documentation
> that it's the "musicpd" program. I suspect that the Montgomery Police
> Department got mpd.org first and that's the only reason that the mpd
> program is distributed from a site by a different name than the program
In this case, it'll collide with a program that is documented everywhere
in the documentation (and in the internal building system) as being called
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