linux package

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Feb 14 17:27:47 PST 2001

On February 14, 2001 08:23 pm, Neven Has wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 05:56:41PM -0500, Jason Gurtz wrote:
> > Hmm, that brings up two ideas for the wishlist:
> >
> > The first(hard):  automagicly knowing package version numbers (for when
> > we have a true packaging system I'd guess.
> This is not hard, it's impossible. :)
> We can use package names, open it and read the top level directory or even
> grep some files in it, but we can never be 100% sure. How I wish we could
> ...

One could depend on the filename. Sensible tarball names have the version in 
it. But then again one can't trust that scheme either. Take the bind package. 
You download it as bind-src.tar.gz.

Gerard Beekmans

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