Packate naming issue webkit-1.2.5.tar.gz

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Nov 5 17:20:48 PDT 2010

Bruce Dubbs wrote these words on 11/05/10 19:08 CST:
> The package tarball name is webkit-1.2.5.tar.gz, but the title in the 
> book is WebKitGTK+-1.2.5.  I think the name in the book should match the 
> name in the tarball.

I disagree. There is ample precedent in the book for having a different
name of a tarball than what the upstream developers wish to have their
package called. Yes, it is atypical and unusual. But there are many
packages that do not have identical package names and tarball names.

HTML-Tidy is a perfect example. Of course, we now roll our own, but for
years the upstream devs released a tarball called tidy-version.version,
yet the package is known as HTML Tidy.

Another example is PCI-Utilities, yet the tarball is pciutils. I could
go on and on with examples.


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