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Re: Loosing mandatory DISTNAME

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 06:36:12PM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:

> My suggestion does not intend neigher to fix technical issue nor convenience 
> for such kind of packages.
> In the pkgsrc guide:
>  * DISTNAME is the basename of the distribution file to be downloaded from the
>    package's website.
> And in fact, some packages don't require distribution file.
> Then mandatory DISTNAME is wrong.
> And when no distribution file, define package name with DISTNAME look odd.
> I'm bothered by a feeling of strangeness...

I would say, in such a case, you should modify the documentation.

Let's say:
* DISTNAME is the basename for the software distribution.
  Values such as PKGNAME and DISTFILES are derived from this by default.

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