-bin packages?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri Sep 19 14:21:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 11:17:44AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>I hate to do this at this late point (and I *really* hate it when people
>do it to me) but I didn't notice the slightly nonstandard practice of
>naming the binary 'aspell-bin'.  I'd like to change that.  Otherwise
>we have a base package which only contains source, which is also
>unusual.  I'd prefer to "mv aspell-{bin-,}0.50.3-1.tar.bz2" and
>put it at the top level of the aspell directory and move everything else
>underneath it.
>Gareth, do you have a problem with that?

I just re-noticed that tetex also has a -bin package.

What do people think about this?  I would like to be consistent in package
naming and it seems like most packages put their binaries in a package sans
-bin.  There is an empty tetex package but I don't understand the need
to complicate things this way.

XFree86 also does this and I am, again, not sure why it's needed.


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