[tor-project] Use of "tor" as part of the name for sbws Debian package
matthew.finkel at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 01:22:25 UTC 2018
On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 04:39:30PM -0700, Damian Johnson wrote:
> Hi juga. Namespaces are useful if there's multiple packages. A
> namespace of one seems odd. In most places Stem's package is called
> 'stem' but in Debian and Fedora it's called python-stem because that's
> how those platforms like to namespace it.
> Are you proposing that we call everything tor related 'tor-[name]'?
> Would you mind explaining further why we're adding this prefix?
It seems this is coming, at least in part, from this comment:
> Well, tor-* was a proposal to disambiguate a short name. I don't
> particularly care what the prefix would be.
So, no, not all packages need the tor- prefix, but because "sbws" is a
simple, short name they're future-proofing against a collision.
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 4:02 PM, juga <juga at riseup.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > we're going to package sbws  for Debian.
> > We would like to provide the package in deb.torproject.org and probably
> > also in the official Debian archive.
> > teor, irl  and others  proposed to used the "tor-" namespace for
> > the sbws package.
> > Ulrike pointed out  that software using "tor-" in their name needs to
> > be acknowledged by the Tor Project .
> > So, would it be fine to call the sbws Debian package something like
> > "tor-sbws"?.
> > Thanks,
> > juga.
> >  https://gitweb.torproject.org/sbws.git/
> >  https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26848#comment:19
> >  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=903977
> >  https://www.torproject.org/docs/trademark-faq.html
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