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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.

Subject: Re: PR/47769 CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/ispell-ro
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:52:58 -0400

 On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:40:09PM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
 >  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
 >  question.
 >  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.
 Please, amend the pkgsrc documentation to reflect the policies outlined in
 this PR. That will help to avoid any misunderstandings regarding the nature
 and usage of DIST_SUBDIR. The contents of the can need to match what's on the
 label so to say.

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