Subject: Bug#297765: Package should be named "libmime-tools-perl", not "libmime-perl"
Date: Thursday 29th November 2007 19:27:47 UTC (over 9 years ago)
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 08:15:28PM +0100, Julian Mehnle wrote: (Sorry for the delay.) > Package: libmime-perl > Version: 5.417-1 > Severity: wishlist > > The CPAN package is named "MIME-tools", so following the unofficial > naming convention for Debian Perl packages, the Debian package should > probably really be named "libmime-tools-perl". Quoting the Debian Perl Policy: 4.2 Module Package Names Perl module packages should be named for the primary module provided. The naming convention for module Foo::Bar is libfoo-bar-perl. Packages which include multiple modules may additionally include provides for those modules using the same convention. There is actually no real primary module in the MIME-Tools distribution, and I suppose 'libmime-perl' (which dates back to 1997) can be seen as an approximation. For a fresh start, I'd probably go with mime-tools-perl as both the source and the binary package name. However, I don't think this is worth the hassle of renaming. (If the name is changed, just Providing libmime-perl isn't enough because there are versioned dependencies in the archive. So we'd need a transitional libmime-perl package depending on the new package name.) I'm inclined to tag this 'wontfix', but I'd appreciate opinions from other members of the Debian Perl Group, the current mime-tools maintainer. Cheers, -- Niko Tyni [email protected]