A package name is the full name of the package,
which is defined via the
parameter in the pkginfo file.
Because system administrators often use package names to determine whether or not a package needs to be installed, it is important to write clear, concise, and complete package names. Package names should:
State when a package is needed (for example, to provide certain commands or functionality, or state if it is needed for specific hardware).
State what the package is used for (for example, the development of device drivers).
Include a description of the package abbreviation mnemonic, using key words that indicate the abbreviation is a short form of the description (for example, the package name for the package abbreviation SUNWbnuu is “Basic Networking UUCP Utilities, (Usr)”).
Name the partition into which the package is installed.
Use terms consistently with their industry meaning.
Take advantage of the 256 character limit.
An example package name defined in a pkginfo file might be:
NAME=Chip designers need CAD application software to design abc chips. Runs only on xyz hardware and is installed in the usr partition.