Subject: Re: package directory naming (and renaming devel/swig to devel/swig11)
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2006 12:02:14
On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 11:44:30AM +0100, Dieter Baron wrote:
> any objections if I rename devel/swig to devel/swig11?  It is highly
> irritating that the unversioned package directory a historical (and for
> Perl unusable) release.
>   Is swig-1.1 still needed at all?
> On a broader note, could we please set and document a policy on how to
> name package directories if more than one version of a program is in
> pkgsrc?  Including on how to handle adding the second version (e. g.
> renaming the original unversioned package).

Yeah, databases/mysql-* vs databases/mysql4-* is irritating me, too, with
mysql4-* having a more recent version (4.1.15) than mysql-* (4.0.26).