Subject: Package naming (was: gimp vs gimp24 buildlink files: bl3 and PLIST)
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/21/2006 10:17:13
On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:51:19PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> "Jeremy C. Reed" <> writes:
> > Why does gimp24 install 2.3.x version?
> > 
> > The package directory name (with "24") doesn't make sense to me. I didn't 
> > notice an explanation in the gimp24/Makefile log messages.
> 2.3 is the development version for what will become 2.4, the next
> stable release.  So I expect the gimp24 package to be updated along
> 2.3.x and then 2.4.0, until some point that there is a rename from
> gimp to gimp22 and gimp24 to gimp.
> I added a note to DESCR - often when there are similar packages what
> I really want to know is which is which.


gimp24 should be called gimp23 and not gimp24. I expect to get a 2.4.x
if i want to install gimp24 and not a 2.3.x.

Even better it should be call gimp-devel to prevent the idea that this
is a stable version. And no, changing DESCR is not enough.