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Re: New package: makeself-2.1.5-2
- From: David Sastre <d dot sastre dot medina at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:33:03 +0200
- Subject: Re: New package: makeself-2.1.5-2
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <4BD8509B.email@example.com>
>Shouldn't this be:
>$ makeself.sh -h ?
Yes. The correct way to invoke makeself is calling `makeself.sh'.
>Why are we using the '.sh' extension with 'makeself', again?
Upstream sources keep the extension, other distros strip it, i.e. Debian
It looks like there is not a strict policy defined, anyway:
$ ls /usr/bin | egrep "\.(pl|py|sh|rb)" | wc -l
2010/4/28, Lee D. Rothstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> david sastre wrote:
>> New package "makeself-2.1.5-2" has been uploaded.
>> makeself is a small shell script that generates a self-extractable
>> archive from a directory. The resulting file appears as a shell script
>> (many of those have a .run suffix), and can be launched as is. The
>> archive will then uncompress itself to a temporary directory and an
>> optional arbitrary command will be executed (for example an installation
>> script). Makeself archives also include checksums for integrity
>> self-validation (CRC and/or MD5 checksums).
>> makeself.sh [params] archive_dir file_name label [startup_script] [args]
>> More info:
>> makeself -h
> Shouldn't this be:
> $ makeself.sh -h ?
> Not that I want extraneous extensions, anyways.
> Why are we using the '.sh' extension with 'makeself', again?
>> man makeself
> Does it make sense that?:
> $ man makeself
> works but:
> $ makeself -h
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