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From Anthony Baker <>
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


$ 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.



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