Xorg wget download links

taipan67 sysadm.taipan67 at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 12 12:47:53 PDT 2007

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> taipan67 wrote these words on 07/12/07 14:16 CST:
>> I think the 'Package Information' section would be more appropriate, 
>> personally, perhaps with a title like "Wget download list-file"...
> I thought about this after reading the above and I'm convinced that
> it would not be the right thing. *All* the other 400-something packages
> (don't know exact number) only put the package download URL there.
> Having just a few a bit different would be, well, um, different
> than all the other packages. And different is not really a good thing
> as it breeds confusion.
> Just my opinion.
I agree in principle, but in the specific case of the Xorg packages, the 
use of the direct download links is effectively being discouraged in 
favour of the more 'scripted' wget-method - that was why i preferred the 
less orthodox option - what do you think?


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