Subject: Re: tcl split [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Bjoern Labitzke <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/2000 19:58:30
On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Bjoern Labitzke wrote:
> I guess the idea behind that was, that you can use a simple pattern
> to match tclman80, tclman82 and in February tclman83. The same applies
> to tk, where we might run into problems, if the match would be something
> like tk*-man and tk*-bin. Just image a package tkxyz, that gets split
> into tkxyz-man and tkxyz-bin. Suddenly the match, that was supposed for
> major versions, applies to the xyz name as well.

First, it's bogus to put a version right in the middle of a package name,
the convention is to let it _follow_ the pkg name. All our pkg tools are
based on this concept:


where "pkgname" may be tcl, or tcl-man.

The other things is, noone will keep you from writing things as
man8?-man-*. That's what we have wildcards for. :)

IMHO, the version number in the tcl and tk pkg names should die die die.

 - Hubert

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