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Re: Package suffix isn't set properly when PKG_COMPRESSION is specified

* On 2020-04-10 at 13:43 BST, Greg Troxel wrote:

> Thomas Klausner <> writes:
> > On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 12:35:09PM +0200, Aleksej Lebedev wrote:
> >> Good question. pkg_add does work, but I didn't check everything.
> >> 
> >> Still, do I understand it right, that it should be fixed anyway, it's just before it can be committed we need to fix all the other tools?
> >
> > I don't think that renaming them just to match a convention is good
> > enough reason to break stuff. So if you want to rename them, please
> > check (and fix) at least pkg_install, pkgin, and pkg_rolling-replace
> > first.
> also: pkg_chk pkg_tarup
> Given what jperkin said, maybe these should all be .pkg.    Having
> variable suffixes seems like it is more pain than value, and I am
> concerned that the not-known-pain will pop up later.

Also consider signed packages, where you have a file named .tgz or
.tbz or whatever when it's actually an ar(1) archive.  Of course this
isn't a problem for tools, but can be confusing for users who might
download a package manually to take a look at it.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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