Re: New ftp method for dselect
> 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:
> Note the two hyphens.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (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