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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: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:36:16 +0700
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:45:04 +0000 (UTC)
| There's nothing in there regarding this policy of using DIST_SUBDIR when a
| distfile is not versioned in the filename, just when that non-versioned
| distfile changes.
As you pointed out, that's what happened in this case, so the DIST_SUBDIR
| If we're going to make this policy, pkglint also needs to
| complain when DIST_SUBDIR is not used for a distfile name which contains
There's a difference between allowing something, and requiring it. There
is no need to have enforceable rules for everything - it is possible that
there might be a distfile with a name that contains no version, but for
which the chances of any modifications are vanishingly small (say a historical
version of some source file, perhaps "original-grep.tgz" or something)
where use of a DIST_SUBDIR might not be required. On the other hand, when
it is quite likely that a distfile will alter, then using a DIST_SUBDIR if
it has no version in its name makes sense.
In any case, if a package has a DIST_SUBDIR it is always wrong to remove it
unless the distfile name changes.
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