Subject: Re: dealing with pkgname-latest.tar.gz
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/24/2001 20:46:41
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Chris Jones wrote:
> Should I just leave the URL like that in the Makefile?  If I do, folks
> won't be able to retrieve it after the next version bump.  I can grab
> old versions from their ftp site, but the current version is always
> named jde-latest.tar.gz.
> I know that distfiles are typically mirrored on, so am
> I worrying too much about this?

You aren't, filenames like that are a general problem.

I think the right solution was to copy it as jde-YYYYMMDD.tgz to, then use (only) that as master site.

(Sounds like a question for the FAQ... :)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>