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Re: Packages with unusual (wrong?) tarball names (db, xemacs)
- From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 20:15:20 -0400
- Subject: Re: Packages with unusual (wrong?) tarball names (db, xemacs)
- References: <048601c5c36a$ad128930$5304a8c0@chimaera>
- Reply-to: nwourms at gmail dot com
On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 14:52:18 +0100, in gmane.os.cygwin.applications
>The (adhoc?) standard for package file names, which for the most part is
>NAME-VERSION-RELEASE.tar.bz2 <-- for binary packages
>NAME-VERSION-RELEASE-src.tar.bz2 <-- for source packages
>VERSION and RELEASE should not contain '-' characters.
>NAME is allowed to contain '-' characters, but NAME should not contain a '-'
>character immediately followed by a digit, because this would look too much
>like the start of VERSION.
>There are a few packages in the distribution which do not follow these
>!!! ./db/db2 db-2.7.7-4-src.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db2 db-2.7.7-4.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db3.1 db-3.1.17-2-src.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db3.1 db-3.1.17-2.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db4.1 db-4.1.25-1-src.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db4.1 db-4.1.25-1.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db4.2 db-4.2.52-1-src.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db4.2 db-4.2.52-1.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db4.3 db-4.3.28-1-src.tar.bz2
>!!! ./db/db4.3 db-4.3.28-1.tar.bz2
>^^^ These packages do not reflect their package name in their file name.
I only used that scheme because it was the one Chuck had used in his
non-official db packages. At the time I saw no reason to change them,
and I think it might be best to leave them as-is for now.