Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/31/1999 08:55:33
In article <>,
	Hubert Feyrer <> writes:
> You mean, like keep all the +-files in a .tgz (or something), and include
> that as first file in the binary package?

More the other way arround. Keep all the distribution files in a seperate
".tar.gz" inside a ".tar" file.

> Probably the saned thing to do, given that few and fewer packages can be
> relocated these days.

Yes, indeed

> We'd need to accompany changing LOCALBASE/X11BASE, though.

They can still be changed at build time.

> RPM allows simply adding a directory to their PLIST(aequivalent), and TRT
> will happen. 

I would prefer a command to be sure that you know what you want to do.

> ... and probably the accompanying @unexec lines.

Of course.

> When will you be done? :-)

If we finished the technical discussion.

Matthias Scheler