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Re: PR/47769 CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/ispell-ro
The following reply was made to PR pkg/47769; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: PR/47769 CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/ispell-ro
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:39:14 +0700
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:55:02 +0000 (UTC)
| It will only be a problem in this package if upstream regenerates
| the distfile for the next version and doesn't choose to name it
| something sensible.
And for anyone who still has the 2002 distfile (its name has never changed).
The DIST_SUBDIR was (as you say) added because there were two different
rom.spell files - there still could be two different rom.spell files.
Certainly that the pkgsrc package name changes is 100% irrelevant to this
Once a DIST_SUBDIR has been added for that reason, it can't be removed until
the distfile changes name (usually this happens when the upstreap maintainer
releases an updated distfile for a version, then later releases a new version,
with a new name).
But in general, using a DIST_SUBDIR for any distfile that has no version
identity is a good thing, as those are the files that tend to change
without any external sign (in their names). This isn't pkgsrc taking
a position on the name of the distfile, just sensibly placing it for
best pkgsrc usage.
ps: I appreciate that people having a distfile from 10 years ago is
probably unlikely - but it isn't impossible. I should still have the
old one archived somewhere, though I don't have it in my distfiles
directory (if I had as much disc space 10 years ago as I do today, I
might still have it there though.)
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