Re: New ftp method for dselect
> > 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.
OK, so package file names don't parse easily. Why couldn't the cross
reference be included in the Packages file? It's needed by dselect
anyway. Also, what about packages like ld.so where the file name
doesn't match the package name (ldso)? What am I missing?
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