[csw-maintainers] Packaging gems and package naming conventions

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Tue Oct 19 19:31:54 CEST 2010

Philip Brown <phil at bolthole.com> writes:

> 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.

Look how 'dpkg --list' works on debian and adapt. In the meantime, use a
wide terminal... Arbitrary limits are lame when the only reason is lame.

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