[Slackbuilds-users] perl modules' naming convention

Robby Workman rw at rlworkman.net
Sat Sep 13 13:35:22 UTC 2008

On Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:05:30 +0200
LukenShiro <lukenshiro at ngi.it> wrote:

> I was preparing a .SlackBuild for spamassassin and its correlative
> perl modules (only required modules: for now I'll avoid optional
> ones), and I've noticed in the SBo repository some packages are
> prepended with "perl-" and other are simply capitalized (without
> prefix).

Yeah, it's not consistent, and likely never will be.  There are quite a
few perl modules whose names would otherwise stomp something else.

> Do we have a standard naming convention for perl modules to follow?
> Basically I would go for "spamassassin" (without prefix or "Mail")
> and "perl-$A-$B" (for cpan modules; e.g. perl-net-dns,
> perl-html-parser ...). Is it acceptable?

That sounds like how I would do it, so yes :-)


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