recently we already had some discussion about how to fix our Python (and Ruby)
packages. One rule was to (re)name all packages so that they match their
upstream counterparts as closely as possible. For Python this would be
python-$UPSTREAM_PYPI_NAME and for Ruby it is currently
Sometimes this leads to ugly ducklings like 'python-python-daemon', but that
already is the perfect example why we have to name it like that . Darix
discovered a similar offender for Ruby . Therefore we suggest to enforce
this rule for new Factory packages. Furthermore we would have to gradually fix
offending packages in devel:languages:ruby:extensions and
devel:languages:python (aledr is already quite active fixing the latter).
Sometimes we have to break this for characters that can't be part of RPM names
(like the dot for older distros). In this case, we may want to replace them
Along these lines, it would be great to also provide the upstream name like
Perl packages do nowadays:
Ideally, this should be part of our Python macros.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,