[Fedora-packaging] How to differentiate "console-log" from "console.log"
tchollingsworth at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 05:36:57 UTC 2013
Generally, we try to name Node.js packages using their name from the
npm repository, with the "nodejs-" prefix, as stated in the Node.js
naming guidelines . Unfortunately, npm names are allowed to use
some characters that RPM packages aren't, like periods ("."). Usually
you would just replace the dot with a dash or something, but we've run
into a little problem.
There are npm packages named "console-log" and "console.log", and
Jamie Nguyen has packaged the latter.  I'd rather not this be
named "nodejs-console-log" in case the real "console-log" gets
packaged later. We could use a underscore, but the Naming Guidelines
 makes it seem like it needs some special approval.
Should we file a FPC ticket asking for approval to use underscores in
this fashion, or does anyone have any better ideas?
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