Subject: Re: NetBSD on Aminet?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/18/1995 17:32:37
> > A word about the file naming restrictions: The defining feature of Aminet
> > are the index files in the RECENT list format. Those require the file name.
> > directory, size, and description to fit on one line. Therefore, directory
> > and file name must be short. For the directory, I propose misc/bsd, so

Why not unix/bsd? This would make it much easier to add unix/linux too (or
is the name `linux' too long?).

> > To keep the file names short, you'd probably have to adapt the foo.tgz
> > file naming convention. Yes I know it's ugly, but .tar.gz carries no more
> > information than .tgz

Maybe this will encourage other people to use tar and gzip instead of lha.
Lha is very bad in archiving a lot of small files (e.g. source trees).

At the moment only lha, lzh and dms are accepted by Aminet. Time to change
the rules?

> 1.) Uploads go to, either directly via FTP
>     or from the Aminet incoming/misc/bsd or whatever. I'll gonna give it
>     appropriate (unix-like) names then and move it over to contrib and
>     contrib/X11. The format of the readme-file is acceptable to me, although
>     my CONTENTS-files will continue wo have descriptions with more lines.

Aminet .readme files _may_ contain more information than the name and a short
(40 characters) description.



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