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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'.


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