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Re: New ftp method for dselect

From: david@elo.ods.com (David Engel)
> 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?

The cross-reference is sufficient. It would be easier to run naive scripts
on debian packages if there were a naming standard. Under the proposed
standard, ldso would be named ld.so--1.7.11-1.deb .


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

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