Re: name of expect package
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On May 4, Bill Wohler wrote
> Why did you change the name of the package to include the version?
> Now, when a new version comes out, it will be found underneath new
> packages and will have to be manually selected rather than
> automatically if the name were the same. Does the benefit of the
> name change really outweigh this inconvenience?
Because of the new shared library and version-specific support
directory under /usr/lib, I had to make a "run-time" package to allow
multiple versions to be installed in the future. It didn't seem worth
it to me to add a separate "binary" package just for /usr/bin/expect
and /usr/bin/expectk so I put them in the run-time package and used
update-alternatives the same way I do with Tcl and Tk. I can change
it if their is sufficient desire.
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