HEADSUP MAINTAINERS: flat upload layout

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Sat Aug 16 11:16:00 GMT 2014

Am 15.08.2014 19:21, schrieb Yaakov Selkowitz:
> On Tue, 2014-08-12 at 10:59 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Aug 12 09:45, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>> While revising the upload structure, please consider folding out the source
>>> package (e.g. into no-arch/ or src/) because it's not a convincing burden to
>>> have to upload the same package twice.
>> Yes, that's something we should certainly contemplate medium-term.
> upset doesn't like having the same package in multiple locations, so I'm
> not sure if the -src packages can be separate.
?? This doesn't seem to address what I was suggesting.
Right now, the srce packages for x86 and x86_64 *have* to be separate, 
although they are identical.
And the simple ftp server doesn't even support the ln (hard link) option 
that sftp and lftp provide,
much to my annoyance when I first uploaded a new package myself and 
wanted to optimise the procedure, considering my slow upload link (of a 
typical asymmetric subscriber line, maybe you have different access in 
your country and don't care...).

> However, what I did suggest earlier was to have a separate
> noarch/release hierarchy for entirely noarch packages, which would
> prevent having to upload noarch twice:
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2013-03/msg00126.html
> I do this with Ports and it works quite well, but then again I'm the
> only one uploading there.
> Yaakov

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