[RFU] Please upload: algol68g package updates

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon Aug 12 22:57:00 GMT 2013

On 8/12/2013 5:12 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Am 11.08.2013 19:49, schrieb marco atzeri:
>> Il 8/11/2013 7:02 PM, Thomas Wolff ha scritto:
>>> Please upload the updated packages for algol68g (both 32 and 64 bit):
>>> cd algol68g
>>> wget http://towo.net/algol68g/algol68g-2.7-0-src.tar.bz2
>>> wget http://towo.net/algol68g/algol68g-2.7-0-`uname -m`.tar.bz2
>>> Thank you
>>> Thomas Wolff
>> you can not assume that
>>  uname -m
>> is providing anything useful.
> uname -m works on every system I've tried (unlike uname -p, uname -i).
> Very useful (e.g. in PATH=$HOME/bin/`uname`.`uname -m`:$PATH).

Marco didn't say that uname -m wouldn't work.  He said it wouldn't 
provide anything useful.  The person trying to carry out your upload 
request will be working on sourceware, where uname -m gives "x86_64" 
regardless of the Cygwin architecture that your package is intended for.

>> Moreover we are not using the architecture on the binary file.
> I think it is really not a good idea to have the same name for archives
> of different packages. No other systems I know does this.
> I had raised this issue well in time
> (http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2013-04/msg00319.html) with some
> initially positive responses (including yours) but unfortunately no
> further discussion.
> My upload request was a feable attempt to foster this discussion again...

If you're really trying to foster a productive discussion, sending a 
bogus RFU doesn't seem like the best way to do it.  All you accomplish 
is to waste the time of people like Marco who have volunteered to 
respond to RFUs.


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