[CentOS-devel] Proposal: Add pkg- prefix to package names in CentOS dist-git

Tue Aug 31 17:34:04 UTC 2021
Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com>

* Brian Stinson:

> On Tue, Aug 31, 2021, at 12:19, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Brian Stinson:
>> > There is a ton of tooling that relies on the repo naming that we have
>> > right now, and maintainers are actively working against the naming
>> > conventions we have. Itmakes sense to have a convention for the very
>> > very few packages affected here, but we shouldn't apply that to the
>> > entirety of dist-git just because of infra problems with a handful of
>> > package names.
>> The bulk rename would force everyone to get their tooling in order.  I'm
>> pretty sure it's the only way to fix the “tree” problem everywhere.
>> Otherwise, people say “I'll deal with that manually” or “we're just
>> going to add that special case”.  But in too many cases, neither
>> happens, and it just remains unfixed indefintely.  And never get out of
>> a bad state.
>> Thanks,
>> Florian
> "force everyone to get their tooling in order" and disrupt hundreds of
> folks doing regular development for how long?

Gitlab has a repository aliasing mechanism.  It could be a gradual
transition for existing packages.