Re: cvs commit: ports/archivers/hs-zip-archive Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist ports/devel/hs-binary Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist ports/devel/hs-darcs/files patch-Setup.lhs patch-darcs.cabal ports/devel/hs-darcs Makefile distinfo pkg-d

From: Alexey Dokuchaev <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 03:16:28 +0000
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:20:54AM +0200, Gabor PALI wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Dmitry Marakasov <> wrote:
> > What's the purpose for renaming them at all?
> All of them are transcripts of Cabal packages coming from HackageDB [1].

As Dmitry already said, and as was outlined before on a number of
occasions, port directory name, PORTNAME, and PKGNAME can be not equal
to each other (with port directory name being completely independent).
Careful thinking of how to construct PORTNAME and PKGNAME can, I believe,
make naming scheme nice and clean while playing nice with Cabal/HDB
conventions at the same time.  You can take a look at various `linux-',
quake-related, and language-categories ports for examples of how it can
be done.  Our Ports framework is quite capable of handling this task.

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