[Slackbuilds-users] Renaming package

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Wed Dec 16 14:37:31 UTC 2009

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:12:13 +1100
Peter Wang <novalazy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2009-12-16, Mikko Varri <vmj at linuxbox.fi> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 
> > Is it OK to rename a package for consistency?
> > 
> > I'm thinking of renaming X11-haskell to haskell-X11, similar to rest
> > of the haskell libraries (or, in fact, similar to rest of the
> > language binding type of packages).
> I only now realised there was another Haskell library in SBo :)
> Anyway, I made my scripts install into the default locations,
> producing /usr/$lib/$pkg/$ghc.  X11-haskell
> produces /usr/$lib/$ghc/$pkg/$ghc (double $ghc).
> Perhaps we should standardise on /usr/$lib/$ghc/$pkg ?  My only
> concern is that the defaults might have been chosen for a reason;
> otherwise this line works:
>     runhaskell Setup.lhs configure \
>        --prefix=/usr \
>        --libdir=/usr/lib$LIBDIRSUFFIX \
>        --libsubdir=ghc-$GHC_VERSION/$SRCNAM-$VERSION \
>        --docdir=/usr/doc/$PRGNAM-$VERSION
> I won't update my scripts just for this change, though, as it makes no
> functional difference.

You Haskelly guys should talk about this (and it's fine to do
that on this mailing list if you wish), and once you reach a
consensus, we'll go with that.  At that point, just resubmit
anything that needs to change (with pertinent notes in the
"Comments" field of the submission form).

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