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Bug 435954 - Portage: please lift the 'package name must not end with hyphen-version' requirement
Summary: Portage: please lift the 'package name must not end with hyphen-version' requ...
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Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Ebuild Support (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
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Blocks: 174536
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Reported: 2012-09-22 22:17 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2012-09-22 22:17 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2012-09-22 22:17:48 UTC
Please lift the unnecessary strictness in accepted versions since portage can handle package names ending with a thingie looking-like-a-version fine. This will allow us to lift the rule in the future.

Citing the robustness principle[1]:

  Be conservative in what you send, liberal in what you accept

Thus, I believe portage should not limit accepted names to the letter of the PMS; instead, repoman should warn when committing names not conforming to it.