Subject: Re: dealing with pkgname-latest.tar.gz
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Jones <email@example.com>
Date: 05/24/2001 13:19:05
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On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 08:46:41PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Thu, 24 May 2001, Chris Jones wrote:
> > I know that distfiles are typically mirrored on ftp.netbsd.org, 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
> ftp.netbsd.org:.../LOCAL_PORTS, then use (only) that as master site.
In this case, they actually use version numbers -- they just don't use
a version number for the latest version. I think I'll list the real
master site second, after ftp.netbsd.org.
> (Sounds like a question for the FAQ... :)
That was a hint, wasn't it? :) It kind of looks like we need another
FAQ, though. We currently have a user's guide, and a committer's
guide, but no maintainer's guide. There is, of course, the *huge*
Packages.txt file in the pkgsrc directory, but there's nothing (that I
can find) on the web site.
Chris Jones Mad scientist at large
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