Re: New ftp method for dselect
David Engel writes ("Re: New ftp method for dselect"):
> 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?
There already is a cross-reference in the Packages file. However, the
dselect ftp method needs to be able to recognise what a file is even
in the gap between the file being moved into view and the Packages
file being updated.
Otherwise it would have to download it `on spec'.