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Re: New ftp method for dselect



  Ian Jackson writes:
  Ian>  Right.  In order to avoid having to rename lots of packages or change
  Ian> their version numbers I propose the following naming scheme for files
  Ian> on the FTP site in the `binary' directory:
  Ian> 
  Ian>   <package-name>--<version>[-<revision>].deb
  Ian> 
  Ian> Note the two hyphens.

Could such a measure be announced 24 to 48 hours in advance, and ideally be
complemented by a script that can be used for renaming the files on the local
tree?

Otherwise folks like me will have to refetch about 110 Megabytes of */binary/*
stuff. Not that much fun over a phone line. Some people even have to pay for
every bytes they get through their phone.

--
Dirk Eddelb|ttel                                http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd


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