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From Anthony Baker <aba...@pivotal.io>
Subject Preferred name for package distributions
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:30:28 GMT
In a recent thread on the dev@geode list [1] the subject of naming for
package manager distributions came up, specifically around a Homebrew
formula [2] for Apache Geode.  Does the ASF provide a recommendation on the
preferred format when a project name is used in a technical context?  That
is, should we prefer:

$ brew install apache-FOO
$ apt-get install apache-FOO
$ yum install apache-FOO

OR

$ brew install FOO
$ apt-get install FOO
$ yum install FOO

I reviewed the branding requirements [3] and found a really great thread
[4] on a related subject but not see a clear recommendation.

My observations [5]:

1) In the case of Homebrew, there are 57 Apache formula with only 6 using
the apache-FOO naming format (there are two others that are aliased to
support both forms).
2) Fedora / RHEL / ContOS use apache-FOO.
3) Ubuntu / Debian use FOO.

Should this be left to the discretion of the package distributions and/or
package maintainers?

Any pointers to previous discussions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Anthony

[1]
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-geode-dev/201604.mbox/%3c09F50A34-461B-4A56-81CA-C253D2A1F2B7@pivotal.io%3e
[2] https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/geode.rb
[3] http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs.html
[4]
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201508.mbox/%3cCA+nPnMzLdtm=-mJzHY5YxEQL564so2xaKTb9GH7TvDearB3FzA@mail.gmail.com%3e
[5] https://pkgs.org/search/apache-

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