annoying directory names

Bryan Dumm bdumm at bobby.bcpub.com
Mon Jan 15 09:08:21 PST 2001


Yes we had went around on the &name; &version; issue
before, and I guess we should go around again....

Also david brought up <!ENTITY linux "linux-2.4.0.tar.gz">

So umm what should we do here folks... 

Bryan

On Monday 15 January 2001 22:04, you wrote:
> hi there,
>
> i just started playing around with alfs and made some changes to the
> profile(s).
> but when i actually start alfs.pl i realized that i forgot to change
> the path names of a package when i substituted a package with another
> version.
>
> e.g. the directory bash-2.04 unpacks is "hard-coded" in the xml-profile
> so when i substitute bash-2.04 with a later package (don't even know if
> there is one - aaah, tis just an example ;-) i need to change all the
> path names in all the places which have a bash-2.04 specific path name
>
> :-(
>
> since (most) archives unpack into "name-version" it would be possible
> to determine that path an substitute a predefined string like "PKG_PATH"
> or something similar ...
>
> packages that don't match that behaviour should not be that hard to
> determine (-> alfs fails *g*)
>
> ain't that useful? ;-)
>
> regards
> nic.
>
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