2.4. The Software Collection Prefix

When naming your Software Collection, you are advised to prefix the name of your Software Collection as described below in order to avoid possible name conflicts with the system versions of the packages that are part of your Software Collection.
The Software Collection prefix consists of two parts:
  • the provider part, which defines the provider's name, and
  • the name of the Software Collection itself.
These two parts of the Software Collection prefix are separated by a dash (-), as in the following example:
myorganization-ruby193
In this example, myorganization is the provider's name, and ruby193 is the name of the Software Collection.
While it is ultimately a vendor's or distributor's decision whether to specify the provider's name in the prefix or not, specifying it is highly recommended.
A notable exception are Software Collections which were first shipped with Red Hat Software Collections 1.x, they do not specify the provider's name in their prefixes. Newer Software Collections added in Red Hat Software Collections 2.0 and later use rh as the provider's name. For example:
rh-ruby23