Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/31/1999 17:56:32
In article <>,
	Hubert Feyrer <> writes:
> I'd prefer the further as it allows to easily back out things if something
> goes wrong.

Using "/tmp" as staging area already caused lots of harddisk overruns
in the past.

> Think about conflicting packages, aborted FTP downloads, ...

With the distribution file in a seperate tar archive these errors can
be detected before installation.

Matthias Scheler