Re: New ftp method for dselect
David Engel wrote:
> 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?
Working towards consistent naming schemes is an excellent goal, but
there will always be the defiant package that breaks something (ldso is
a perfect example). So, an _optional_ cross-reference entry in the
Packages file would be a fine way of fixing the problem names.
I believe that several people posted regexps that covered (nearly) all
cases. Quite beyond me, really.
Here's a package that is begging to come out and break dselect:
maintainer: S.T. Box <email@example.com>
description: The GNU C++ compiler for inexpensive, set-top box designs.
Sorry, but it just came to me.
The point is that there will always be something that messes with our