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Bug 80756 - app-text/rcs should belong to dev-util, shouldn't it?
Summary: app-text/rcs should belong to dev-util, shouldn't it?
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 56967
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Maintainers for cvs, and cvs related tools (the version control system) [OBSOLETE]
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-02-04 10:52 UTC by OKUMURA N. Shin-ya
Modified: 2010-03-05 09:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description OKUMURA N. Shin-ya 2005-02-04 10:52:03 UTC
RCS (Revision Control System) currently belongs to app-text category but it seems better to put into dev-util for me.
CSSC, CVS and Subversion are all in dev-util.
Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-11 05:11:09 UTC
yes, it should -- I bring this up myself every few months -- but I'm more tempted for a dev-revisioncontrol like category.

Ciaran, let's settle on a name, shall we?
Comment 2 Ciaran McCreesh 2005-03-11 05:29:57 UTC
Hrm, names, names... {app,dev}-{{rcs,vcs},{ver{,sion},rev{,ision}}{ct{,r}l,control}}. I'd be inclined to go for app-, since end users use these things. Suffix-wise, rcs is most correct, vcs is slightly more obvious and the long names are more obvious still.

I guess having a clear name won't be quite so bad when we get cat/metadata.xml...

Longest name currently is 17 characters. app-versioncontrol is 18, app-revisioncontrol is 19, app-versionctrl is 15.

Your call Seemant. I'll do the moves if you like, since I'm now intimately familiar with all of the bugs in epkgmove :)
Comment 3 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-11 11:01:18 UTC
go for it :)
Comment 4 Ciaran McCreesh 2005-03-11 11:30:56 UTC
Main apps:


Any others?
Comment 5 D J Capelis 2005-03-11 13:43:42 UTC
Name suggestion: dev-revctrl or dev-srcctrl.

If app- is more appropriate than use that... but seems like it should be kept in dev- to me...
Comment 6 Ciaran McCreesh 2005-03-11 13:48:28 UTC
Ok, that's several in favour of {app,dev}-revctrl now... Looks like we have a winner.
Comment 7 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2005-03-11 17:47:16 UTC
I'd say app-revctl over dev-revctl
as they are NOT limited to being used for development - I know some folks store their /etc in CVS.
Comment 8 Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-11 22:53:37 UTC
You forgot dev-util/svk
Comment 9 Mikael A 2005-03-17 11:53:31 UTC
app-cm maybe ? Configuration management is often considered a superset of revision control which could be positive in that there might be other tools with a similar audience that could fit in.

app-revision could be another suitable name that would lead a stray soul looking for help with handling revisions to the proper remedies.

The argument against any dev- specific prefix is that these are general purpose applications which happen to have a use in software dev also.
Comment 10 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2006-03-27 03:00:15 UTC
ciaranm: did this just get lost along the way?
Mind bringing it up on -dev?

I see a lot more RCS apps in dev-util now.
Comment 11 Ciaran McCreesh 2006-03-27 09:36:03 UTC
Not much point me doing anything about it until there's some way of a) me doing commits and b) package moves being done sanely.
Comment 12 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2006-05-25 00:16:43 UTC
Reassign to cvs-utils, and I need to bring this up on the -dev ML.
Comment 13 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2010-03-05 09:29:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 56967 ***