name/version was(Re: linux package)

Jason Gurtz jason at tommyk.com
Thu Feb 15 10:29:26 PST 2001


woops, should have read more before replying, U guys said it in a
nutshell...

> On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 01:21:34AM +0000, Bryan Dumm wrote:
>
> > > > 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.
>
> My point exactly. I think it important to be 100% sure in this case.
>
> > And considering where we are all @ with ALFS @ the moment, I
> > think we will have to live with it. The reason why this is happening
> > is because we do not have frontends @ the moment. This problem
> > is really not a backend job, and with everyone trying to stuff it into
> > the backend, we are going down the road with uncertainity.
>
> Yes, I agree it's not a backend job.

<snip etc...>

~jason

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