VTK port naming conventions

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Apr 15 07:16:19 PDT 2009

On Apr 15, 2009, at 09:12, Joshua Root wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Apr 14, 2009, at 19:02, Darren Weber wrote:
>>> Note that Debian use the names "libvtk-*" to be explicit that VTK  
>>> is a
>>> library, but this is not the case in FreeBSD.
>> We don't seem to have a standard for prefixing library port names  
>> with
>> "lib" or not in MacPorts. Some do (libpng, libsdl), some don't (tiff,
>> jpeg).
> This is generally dictated by how upstream names the distfile, as the
> default distname is ${name}-${version}.

True. I mean, it's just a one-liner for the port author to override  
this and name the port whatever he wants, but it could at least  
explain why some of the port names are what they are.

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