Re: Debian vs. BOGUS
Bruce> Also, not all .tar.gz files we
Bruce> download install their files in subdirectories instead of the
Bruce> current directory, not all name the subdirectory the way we
Bruce> like, not all use gzip to compress, etc.
Yes, these problems could not be solved with diffs; this is one of the
reasons, why BOGUS provides Notes files _containing_ scripts and diffs.
So you simply run some commands to create a directory and then you can
unpack the source code in this directory. The nice thing about Notes
files is, that they are pretty easy to read.
Bruce> [...] The debian.preinst and debian.postinst are
Bruce> not so much meta-makefiles as they are part of the binary
Bruce> package installation scheme.
Sure, these and other scripts are quite sophisticated (e.g.,
install-info) -- that's why I think i should like Debian ;-)
All the entries in the package database /var/lib/dpkg/available have a
"Source:" line--but none of these lines is filled out. I would like
to see there something like:
Don't know your intentions -- I can not find a hint in
best whishes, Karl.