[blfs-dev] Package Currency

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Wed Mar 12 02:41:05 PDT 2014


Em 12-03-2014 00:30, Bruce Dubbs escreveu:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Today I've been working on the package currency scripts at
>> http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/~bdubbs/blfs-currency.html
>>
>> Most of the scripts are working, but I still need to address a few
>> issues that have changed since I first wrote them last Fall.
>>
>> In any case the info there seems to be mostly correct.  I'll finish up
>> the outstanding issues in the next day or so.
>>
>> There are a fair number of packages out of date that are not in the
>> ticket system.  If someone want to go through and add new tickets for
>> the out of date packages, please do so.
> 
> It took me all day to wrestle these scripts into shape.  The main 
> problem is upstream devs who think it's clever to hide their directory 
> listings of the packages they offer.  They spend time making clever html 
> files that are automatically generated but that just makes it quite 
> difficult to extract just what is the latest release.
> 
> The naming of files is also quite inconsistent.  For example, we have
> junit4_4.11.orig.tar.gz.  First why do they need to tell us it's version 
> 4 twice.  Second, why do they need to add 'orig'.  What else would it 
> be?  Binary?  If so, then for what architecture?  Actually junit is java 
> and you don't have binaries.
> 
> In any case the scripts are current.  If the 'Latest' version is a 0, 
> then it means that either the upstream server is down or someone was 
> clever and changed a file name or web page.
> 
> There was at least one server down today: 0pointer.de.  We have several 
> packages pointing there.  I've noticed it being down in the past.  It 
> doesn't seem to be very reliable.
> 
> If you notice something wrong, please let me know, but please also tell 
> me what the correct URL is that I can use to determine the most recent 
> released version of the package.

Thanks for it.

I just looked at Programming, because was trying to find what you did
with OJDK (sorry, only today I have seen your query). Then, I saw:

python2	2.7.6	0	*
python2 docs	2.7.6	2.7.6	

I believe the address is http://legacy.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.6/

-- 
[]s,
Fernando



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