Autorename packages/add a filename field in packages-master
> Brian & I (erick) had some discussion on ftp installation with dpkg and
> we came up with two options. One of them is in my opinion the best and
> the other one is the option Brian suggested (and thinks is the best).
> Brian suggests to add a Filename: field in Packages-Master
> Erick suggests to have all packages have the name they should have:
> <package>-<version>-<revision>.deb (as suggested in the Guidelines).
> Here some conversation.
> > >> Is there any advantage to doing all this over simply including the
> > >> "Filename: ..." directly in the generated Packages-Master file?
> > >
> > >Yes, the approach I suggested follows the rules from the Guidelines.
> > >Adding an extra field which is required because some maintainer don't follow
> > >the guidelines is undermining the guidelines and I thought we agreed on
> > >those guidelines. We should change the guidelines if we don't.
> > The unfortunate thing is that there are no guidelines regarding filenames.
> > It is generally accepted that they are in the form of "package-ver-rev.deb",
> > but that alone isn't enough.
> IMO it is specified in the Guidelines / or instructions to maintainers.
> Can anyone agree or disagree on this otherwise we'll end up with yes/no.
> > >Adding an extra field can be confusing especially when it is so much alike
> > >the other information (package version revision) provided. IMO it would
> > >be a bigger win if we can convince maintainer to follow the guidelines than
> > >to add a good solution like adding the filename field in Packages-Master, if
> > >you have the best solution right at your fingertips (follow the guidelines)
> > Personally, I disagree about the confusion. I also think it will be
> > harder to convince the maintainers to do an automatic rename of all
> > the packages that it will be to convince them to include the filename
> > in the Packages-Master file.
> Well I think Ian M has to answer this.
> > Still, either way will work.
> > Please suggest this to the list so others can support this effort.
> > Brian
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> > In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not.
> Erick Branderhorst@heel.fgg.eur.nl +31-10-4635142
> Department of General Surgery (Intensive Care) University Hospital Rotterdam NL
Erick Branderhorst@heel.fgg.eur.nl +31-10-4635142
Department of General Surgery (Intensive Care) University Hospital Rotterdam NL