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Re: strange source packaging?

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 08:21:57PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >>
> >
> > Wow.  Insightful email.
> as usual...
> > Well, I guess I haven't been paying much attention to your and Robert's
> > packages.  I'd forgotten that I'd suggested that we package as we see
> > fit and foolishly looked to what I supposed was the final word on the
> > subject.
> It's been a bit of a mess.  In my original email to this thread, I
> summarized the three packaging styles (I won't call them standards) that are
> currently, actually, in use.
> That doesn't mean I think having 3 different styles -- only one of which is
> actually documented somewhere official -- is a good idea.  OTOH, since the
> longwinded discussion last November (and its resolution sans an actual
> standard), Robert and I (and a few others) have been "standardizing" one way
> (which was a compromise in and of itself).  So there are only 3 extant
> styles, not 47.  Which is something.

If I'm looking over a package for inclusion I'm currently accepting
two styles:



  package-ver.tar.[bg]z[2*]   <-- The pristine source

Can we agree to use and document only these styles?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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