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Re: New ftp method for dselect

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

From: david@elo.ods.com (David Engel)
> I missed the first part of this thread.  Sorry.  What is the resoning
> for this drastic change?  

Distribution file names don't parse at the moment because you can't
disambiguate the package name from the version number. I had suggested
that we standardize package names so that FTP scripts would work better
and would not have to carry around a package-to-filename cross-reference.
It's a bit more ugly, I agree.



Bruce Perens <Bruce@Pixar.com> Pixar Animation Studios

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