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Re: Loosing mandatory DISTNAME

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:31:09PM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:24:52 +0900, Joerg Sonnenberger 
> <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 09:12:39AM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
> >> Yes, but DISTNAME also deliver DISTFILES.
> >> It is not desired effect in this case.
> >
> > I don't think removing the requirement for DISTNAME just for this edge
> > case is a good idea. Meta package are different anyway, they should just
> > set META_PACKAGE=yes. Many are still left to change, some still override
> > DISTFILES, but that is a question of manual work.
> You are in this state, and not feel any sense of discomfort that?

The DISTFILES argument only applies for in-tree packages. That's a small
number of packages. For meta packages it doesn't apply. I prefer in-tree
packages to clearly say they don't have distfiles, if that is your


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