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From Max Kellermann <>
Subject Re: Bug#321955
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2005 22:28:18 GMT
(Cc to the list, to collect more opinions.. it's about a bugreport for
the Debian libapreq2 package:

On 2005/08/12 23:52, "Steinar H. Gunderson" <> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 05:41:26PM +0200, Max Kellermann wrote:
> > By the way, the perl modules Apache2::* are only convenience
> > libraries providing similar interfaces to and libapreq1.
> > The "main" modules are APR::Request etc.  Therefore, I do not like
> > the package name you chose (libapache2-request-perl).  It should
> > rather be "libapr-request-perl".
> >
> > What do you think about:
> >
> >  libapr-request-perl Depends libapreq2
> >  libapr-request-apache2-perl Depends libapr-request-perl,
> >  libapache2-mod-apreq2
> I'm not sure if I'd like yet another package split -- it's already
> up to five binary packages for what I think is a relatively simple
> package. Adding libapr-request-perl and libapr-request-apache2-perl
> would be two more, totalling seven (one of them a dummy transitional
> package)...

hm, libapreq2 can be used in many different ways... dependencies are
important, but forcing everyone to install all dependencies (Apache2
in this case) is too much for my taste.  That's worse than just having
another package split, eating up only space for another copy of the
same changelog.

> I might be skewed here, but are people really going to search for
> ???APR::Request::Apache2??? and not ???Apache2::Request??? when
> going for the package?  I'd probably be happy just splitting out
> libapr-request-perl to make it possible to use the module without
> Apache, and keep libapache2-request-perl as it is... or would that
> be evil?

APR::Request is the main Perl package of libapreq2, so pointing that
out seems most important to me.  Apache2::Request is just a wrapper
library for APR::Request::Apache2, but you could argue to keep the old
package name (although it isn't 100% correct).


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