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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
> 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
> 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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