Subject: Re: naming rules for packages with perl modules
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/18/2005 08:57:49
On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Greg Troxel wrote:

> I imported pksgsrc/graphics/exiftool, which includes a perl module
> Image-ExifTool and a script exiftool that uses it.  Perhaps because I
> use the script and not the module (directly), I named the package
> exiftool.  I found a p5-Image-ExifTool package by Roman Kulik in
> pkgsrc-wip that's similar, and used it to improve my package.  Roman
> suggested that the p5-Image-ExifTool followed convention.
> The guide doesn't mention perl module naming rules.  If this were just
> a module, I'd want to use p5-Image-ExifTool.  But with a script that
> to me is the real reason for the package I'm not sure.  Right now I'm
> inclined to reimport the package as p5-Image-ExifTool, but wanted to
> ask about combination perl script/modules.
> Should the guide be updated to contain this convention?

Would it be easy to split into two packages? For example, my 
wip/p5-HTML-Latex and wip/html2latex packages both come from same source 
(called html2latex).

  Jeremy C. Reed

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