Re: New ftp method for dselect
On Mon, 18 Dec 1995, Bruce Perens wrote:
> 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.
dchanges(1) seems to parse distribution filenames OK, though the
parsing code is pretty ugly. If it's broken, please let me know.