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Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])

>>"Kai" == Kai Henningsen <kai@khms.westfalen.de> writes:

Kai> Well, yes. Scan the temp dir after unpacking. If it contains one
Kai> directory and nothing else, that directory is the main package
Kai> directory. If it contains anything else, the temp dir is the main
Kai> package dir. Rename the right directory to the right name and
Kai> place, and if the temp dir is still around, throw it away.

	Unless the sources (like angband-2.7.6) just contained a
 single directory, and unpacked in . (granted, this is a pathological
 case, but it prevents us from saying we have a fool-proof method).

	Anyway, the algorithm above _would* handle most cases, and
 that might be good enough. 

 who does not want us to paint ouselves into a corner

 "They, they've got guys who'll go in and knock their heads off."
 Richard Nixon, May 5, 1971, discussing a proposal to use Teamsters
 Union members to attack Vietnam War protestors "Sure, Murderers.
 Guys that really, you know, that's what they really do. It's the
 regular strikebuster types and all that... They're going to beat the
 shit out of some of these people.  And, uh, hope they really hurt
 'em. You know, I mean go in... and smash some noses." Haldeman's
Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@acm.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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