[csw-maintainers] Packaging gems and package naming conventions

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Tue Oct 19 18:34:57 CEST 2010

On 10/19/10, Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski <maciej at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Looking at the histogram, 97.9% sonames are 31 characters and less, so
> we can fit 98.3% of them into pkgnames with up to 30 characters.  The
> current cutoff point is at 84.6%, which I think is too low, leaving
> 15.4% sonames out.  We could use curtations, but I'd prefer if we
> didn't.  If we nevertheless did, I'd like us to have an algorithmic
> way of shortening package names.
> Thoughts?

Now show details of how wide output would have to be, for pkg-get -c
or equivalent in pkgutil, if there were no limits.

Currently, the output fits.. just barely... into a standard 80-char screen.

If you take away all limits, the output would probably require
150-char wide screen.

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