Subject: Re: package directory naming (and renaming devel/swig to devel/swig11)
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/06/2006 08:56:40
On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> And here is a proposal: I would like us to move away from the confusing
> naming scheme we currently use for versioned packages to something
> that is clearer.  This means changing swig11 to swig1.1.  foo11 might be
> ok for single digit versions, but it gets unmanageable when one component
> of the version number reaches two digits.

I would also prefer adding the period to make it more clear.

One of my boxes has the following:

-sh-2.05b$ pkg_info | grep linux-k
linux-kernel2.6.11.10- The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel2.6.11.11- The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel2.6.3-2.6.3 The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel2.6.13.3- The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel2.6.14.4- The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel2.6.9-2.6.9 The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel-headers-2.6.10 Linux kernel headers 
linux-kernel2.6.7-2.6.7 The Linux kernel 
linux-kernel2.6.8.1- The Linux kernel

(But not a good example, since all are generated from same pkgsrc 
directory -- at different times.)

 Jeremy C. Reed

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